Can I sue if I wanted too, and who? What are my options to protect my name and from it ever happening again? Any advice please?
What can we do? Can we sue the police dept? My husband is even considering changing his name. We are actually moving back to FL permanently as he would travel for work between the states , and I’m afraid this won’t ever stop
1 attorney answer
"Can I sue _______" is a civil law question.
Last I checked this was still America, and in America you can sue pretty much anyone for pretty much anything. Whether or not a) you can find a lawyer to sign her / his name to the paperwork, b) your lawsuit survives a motion for summary judgment / to dismiss, c) you get a favorable judgment, d) your defendant is collectable or e) you ever see a dime is both beyond my ability to predict and is anyone's guess.
That said, suing either a law enforcement officer, agency or municipality is both a civil rights question and almost always an uphill battle. You need to have a viable claim, provable damages and, most importantly, a lawyer who is willing to sign her / his name to your paper containing your factual proffer.
Wishing your family luck and hoping that I have been helpful in properly re-directing your question.
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