I was arrested and booked on drug charges with a $30000 bond. I didn't have any drugs on me. So the DA didn't formally charge me I guess they realize they didn't have a case but the Police officer took it upon himself to call my work the day of the arrest to inform them of my being charged. I was dismissed from my job because of that and cannot receive unemployment. Since the charges didn't stick can i sue the officer or the police department for defamation of character. also since it was dismissed can i make the city pay back the money for the bond.
Administrative Law Lawyer
No and no.
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No, you cannot sue the city or the police department for defamation of character.
And no, you unfortunately cannot make the city pay back the money for the bond.
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