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Liability of Public Employees; Injuries   

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(a) Except as otherwise provided by statute (including Section 820.2), a public employee is liable for injury caused by his act or omission to the same extent as a private person.

(b) The liability of a public employee established by this part (commencing with Section 814) is subject to any defenses that would be available to the public employee if he were a private person.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1681, Sec. 1.)