Most lawsuits against law enforcement officers are brought in federal court. Federal claims are usually brought under 42 U.S.C. §1983 and a corresponding federal statute or constitutional provision. Federal courts apply the forum State's statute of limitations for personal injury actions. New Jersey’s statute of limitations for personal injury is 2 years. See N.J.S.A. 2A:14-2. A §1983 cause of action begins to accrue when the plaintiff knows, or has reason to know, of the injury on which the action is based.
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This is a very complicated question and depends upon the facts of your case. Typically, you have two years from the date of arrest to file a constitutional claim against the police. But, that time limit can change depending upon when you knew that the police were violating your constitutional rights as well as what the police did, if anything, in furtherance of the constitutional violation after the arrest. You should consult with a New Jersey civil rights attorney.
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