I was a victim of a 1st degree burglary. The police made 2 arrests. Right before trial I met with the arresting officer, prosecutor, and a witness. At that time they told me one of the suspects admitted to the role they played in the crime 4 months prior to the meeting. At that time the prosecutor said "I'm just gonna dismiss it and not persue the others involved." After he stated this the arresting officer yelled at me saying "I have 20 different things to incriminate you on." The prosecutor then said "Thats it, get out of my office, I have to be in court." When we left the office in the parking lot of the courthouse the police officer stated to the witness "If he gets mad about the outcome I'll come down there and kick his ass". Were my civil or victim rights violated? What can I do?
Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
Civil rights laws are in place to protect against those who act in violation of constitutional protections under color of law, such as police officers.
You are right to seek to hire a lawyer in your locale, because without a lot more detail, no further observation is possible.
Good luck to you. You should consult with a local attorney to determine your rights and the best remedy for your situation.
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