Few people leave their interactions with police officers feeling satisfied. But what happens when officers go overboard? Is there any remedy for you if they've broken the rules? Look here for answers.
Police Conduct and Emotional Distress
Anyone who has had a bad experience with the police—even one not resulting in physical injury—has probably wondered whether there is any remedy. Many want to know whether they can sue.
"Outrageous": Police Misconduct as a Defense
There are limits to what the police can do in the attempt to detect crime. If they go too far—if their conduct is outrageous, they can violate the suspect’s due process rights.
Dropping a Civil Lawsuit in Exchange for Dismissal of Criminal Charges
The Civil Rights Act of 1871 allows people to sue the government for a violation of rights at the hands of government agents. (42 U.S.C.
Warrant Execution and Unreasonable Police Behavior
When the police knock on your door, you typically don’t have to let them in unless they have a search warrant signed by a judge.