My house was robbed and reported to the Sheriff's Dept. A deputy came out and took my statement, and I was not contacted by a Detective for over 3 weeks. No fingerprints, no witness statements or searches of any kind for evidence were done at the time of the report. There were two suspects in the crime. I was subject to almost a month of no investigating being done at all. The detective visited me at my home only after I called and emailed to complain about how the investigation was being handled. After searching for no leads, and no pressure on the suspects, I was told the case had been exhausted. End of story. If the Sheriff's Dept had investigated in a reasonable time frame, my valuables may have been recovered. When that kind of time passes, what evidence do they even expect to find?
Not likely. Law enforcement has qualified immunity from suit, no affirmative legal obligation to you, and to the extent you have been harmed, it is by whoever it was that committed the offense.
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No. They are allowed to conduct investigations as they wish or not. Even in high profile cases, such as Ferguson, you will note no one is suing the DA for how the investigation went. Go to your homeowners for the damages.
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