Can I sue a city for "sicking" their cops on me and making up charges against me and my wife?

Asked about 1 year ago - Tracy, CA

I caught the police snooping around my house at 3:00 am and was "detained" as my family watched in horror. My daughter called 911 and she and my wife were threatened. My wife wrote a letter to city council and the next day a lieutenant from their police showed up talk to her regarding her email. She avoided him and 3 days later they showed up with new charges(of the sexual nature). I was arrested and my home raided where medical marijuana was found. I was arrested and my wife was mailed her felony charges a week later. If you analyze and break down timing you will see that the police response and subsequent charges filed were retaliation for the letter to city council. All charges were dismissed but damages to me and my family go much deeper. please help.

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Kelvin P. Green

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . You need an attorney. You file administrative claims te any civil rights claims...

    This is for general information only. Nothing in this information should be construed as creating an attorney-... more
  2. Gary Stephen Brown

    Contributor Level 10

    Answered . The clues you provide are incomplete. You will have to consult with a seasoned civil rights attorney. I would go to the "big city" for help. You have six months for the first filing and up to two years for the next one. The first thing is to get your story written out in detail with a full timeline, names of witnesses and so forth. Show that ONLY to your attorney.

    The advice provided is in good faith but not a guaranty of accuracy under all circumstances.
  3. Rixon Charles Rafter III

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Claims against municipalities must be filed within very short timeframes or the opportunity is closed. See an attorney ASAP. FYI, your "timeline" is not in and of itself proof of any wrongdoing. There are certainly other facts that need to be identified and reviewed to determine if you have any grounds to bring a claim/suit.

    NOT LEGAL ADVICE. FOR EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ONLY. Mr. Rafter is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of... more

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