Can i sue a police officer for slander? and is this slander

Asked almost 2 years ago - Argyle, WI

i live in a small town so gossip spreads like fire. on of the only two cops has been suspended for harassment already and he recently showed up at a good friends of mine house ar 8:30 am on duty to tell them that he personally busted myself and a buddy of mine dealing drugs and arrested us. that never happened and i dont even do drugs. i wasnt even in town and he specifically gave them my name. i recently started a handy man business and am sure it wil hurt my work since several ppl i dont know that well already asked me about it.what do i do.

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    Answered . Send a Cease and Desist letter directly to the officer and notify the police department of his actions. Without damages you're not going to prevail if you filed suit at this time.

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    Answered . Have a local lawyer send a cease and desist letter.

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Personal injury and defamation

Defamation is any type of emotional or psychological personal injury that occurs when someone intentionally harms another’s character or reputation.

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Slander is a type of defamation that occurs when one person verbally harms another person’s character. These false accusations can damage another’s reputation.

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