I assume no one was injured, so no case. Filing complaints with the police might be helpful and against your wife for endangering the welfare of her children.
No damages=no lawsuit. You could file a police report, but they are going to ask you why it took a couple of months to do so. Contact a family law attorney about the situation with the kids. If it ever happens again I would suggest driving to the police station or just pulling over so the kids stay safe.
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Even though it was a frightening experience there doesn't seem to be any real damages - Sorry, but not worth persuing
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I agree with the answers provided by the other lawyers. No damages = No lawsuit.
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For the Sheriff's department to be negligent, there must first be a "duty" owed. Law enforcement officer's do not owe a duty to the general public despite the existence of the 911 emergency call system. To be negligent, an officer would have to assume a duty or place you in a foreseeable zone of risk, which does not appear to be the case in your situation.
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