In an action by a hospital to recover costs from a city based on the hospital's treatment of an arrestee, judgment for plaintiff is reversed where, under the nature of the offense rule, the county, not the city, was responsible under Cal. Penal Code section 4011 for the costs at issue because the arrestee was hospitalized while incarcerated for violations of probation and parole under state law.
Filed August 24, 2009
Opinion by Judge Marchiano
Randolph W. Hall, Assistant City Attorney, Oakland, CA
Christopher Kee, Deputy City Attorney, Oakland, CA