“Michael said the officer told him he was concerned that if someone got hurt while trying to get the cat on his property, he would be liable.”
The officer was 100% correct. Any private individual, organization or group that got hurt on his property could sue him for everything he’s got if they fall out of the tree and break their necks.
And you know that’s exactly what their lawyer would do no matter how “nice” they seemed up front.
Let the guv handle it, they can’t sue you for performing a public function on your proprty.
Why didn’t the cop try to get the cat himself instead of acting like a crazy man flashing a gun. I believe that’s against the law....even for a maniac cop.