I agree with Mr. Kertchen. Issues, such as the one you have presented, are very fact-intensive, and you have not provided enough information. Additionally, would need a civil rights attorney.
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Yes, this could possibly be grounds for a lawsuit. However, the potential for succeeding in a lawsuit against law enforcement is extremely case-specific. You will want to find an attorney with experience filing civil rights claims in U.S. federal court. Ideally, you will want an attorney with experience bringing claims against law enforcement.