An altercation occurred between myself and an off duty plainclothes police officer on February 25, 2010. I would like to sue him, is it too late for me to also sue the police department since it has been over a year since the incident? I want to sue them for negligently handling a serious matter I brought to them. Their decison towards complaint was handled in July of 2010 and the appeal was handled in December 2010. Is there any way I can still sue them given those are the dated that they came to their rulings in the investigations?