can I sue a sheriffs dept?
my daughter was molested a year ago by my mothers husband, and the prosecuting attorney has told me that the investigators have screwed up the case so badly there is little chance of a conviction. They executed a search warrant, found items that were described but DIDNOT take them and it gets worse from there. The sheriff himself apologized and acknowledge the screw ups any chance of a conviction rests on a mentally challenged 12 year olds ability to testify. Can I sue them for not doing the minimum expectations of their jobs
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Re: can I sue a sheriffs dept?
In a very broad sense, yes. However, a 1983 lawsuit, that is what lawyers call it, is a very technical and fact specific type of case. Although I have handled several, and am working on one now, I do not feel comfortable telling you that you can maintain such an action without a full knowledge of the facts and doing some legal research on both the facts and the law.