A law enforcement officer employed for overtime by my apartment complex has been repeatedly seen making unwarranted inspections of our vehicles including moving vehicle covers or personal property on the vehicle (e.g., motorcycle helmet). Additionally, anytime I have anyone over at my apartment, the courtesy officer calls in other officers as well to patrol the parking lot, as my fiance, our family/friends, and I are apparently suspicious characters. He has also been seen by another tenant moving our property to take photos of our motorcycles, including underneath the vehicles themselves. Even worse, the same tenant has seen a man dressed in all black but driving a marked police vehicle on the ground next to our vehicles and, when he saw that he was observed, jumped up from the ground and ran back to the vehicle, driving away with some speed. At this juncture, the local law enforcement, as well as the apartment complex as they employ an officer during his overtime hours, have created an unsafe environment for myself and my fiance to continue to feel comfortable in our living situation. We are currently looking into what our options would be for legal recourse.
You have no case against the County--an entity enjoying sovereign immunity (county does not appear to be involved in your situation in any way)
At this juncture---what are your damages....economic damages? General rule- no damages = no suit.
Nothing you described here is harassment of you or you fiance---what other tenants may (or may no) have seen, wearing black clothes and driving a cop car is not harassment of you.
An employee of yor complex does not need a warrant to check vehicle tags, State inspection stickers, and apartment complex stickers on cars in the complex lot.
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