So the police are not obligated to help, can sue you if they do, and you get to pay for the privilege.
Such government shenanigans are part of the drive behind “stand your ground” laws. With the police often unable to help, or even openly hostile once they do, self-protection becomes a necessity. Legal protections like stand your ground laws are essential. They provide that in the absence of police assistance, or under the threat of police litigation, one can keep their life without losing their liberty.
September 2, 2013
When Police Sue You
[The back story is that a woman called the cops because of a man in her house (who she presumably knew) who had been using illegal recreational drugs for days. The cop shows up, gets beat up, shoots and kills the man, then sues the woman.
One has to wonder; Would the woman have been better off just shooting the man herself then calling the cops to take the trash out?—Joe]