[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Corinth 3-15-1989 by L.L. No. 2-1989 (Ch. 7 of the 1983 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Code of Ethics — See Ch. 46.
The Village Board of the Village of Corinth hereby confers the benefits of § 18 of the Public Officers Law upon the officers and employees of said Village and agrees to be held liable for costs incurred under the provisions of such section.
The Village of Corinth shall provide for the defense of any Village officer or employee in any civil action or proceeding arising out of any alleged act or omission in which it is alleged that the officer or employee has violated the civil rights of the claimant, petitioner or plaintiff under §§ 1981 and 1983 of the United States Civil Rights Act. The Village shall indemnify and save harmless such officer or employee in the amount of any judgment or settlement of claim obtained against such officer or employee. Such legal defense and indemnification shall be provided where the officer or employee, at the time of such alleged act or omission, was acting in good faith and within the scope of his public employment, powers or duties. The provisions of the section shall be in addition to any other statute, local law or enactment providing legal defense and indemnification in civil actions brought against such officer or employee.
The Village of Corinth shall provide for the defense and indemnification of all Village officers and employees in any criminal action or proceedings arising out of any alleged act or omission which occurred while the officer or employee was acting within the scope of his public employment or duties. This duty to provide for defense and indemnification shall not arise where such criminal action or proceeding is brought by or on behalf of the Village. The procedures outlined in § 18 of the Public Officers Law for defense and indemnification of officers and employees in civil cases shall apply, where appropriate, in such criminal cases.