Can I sue the police?
You can sue the police just like anyone else. The issue with suing the police is what was your role in the event that caused your damage by the police. The police should be allowed to protect our society and to do their jobs. So if you were in a situation and you were doing something that you should not have been doing, then you may not have a case.
Remember that in a criminal case, the District Attorney has the burden of proof. When you sue the police, you are now the moving party, so you have the burden of proof. It is far easier to play defense then it is to be on the offensive. In a police brutality case, you have the burden of proof, so your job is much harder.
We sue the police quite often, but not all police brutality cases are created equally.
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