Syracuse, NY asked in Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for New York

Q: A local town police officer has continually told my girlfriend I have gps tracking on her can I sue for defamation

He is also pursuing her sexually while try to erode our my relationship with my girlfriend by telling her I track her with gps. He is undermining her trust in me. All while on duty he comes to her work and I personally see it as harassment . She does not because she thinks he is "her friend" but truthfully I feel she is naive and doesent realize he is just a 41 year old predator meddling with my relationship trying to pursue a 25 year old girl. Also to clarify nothing this lunatic says is true. I love and trust this girl with all my heart. I truly feel he is ruining her perceived reputation of me. Also I would like to know if I can sue the department as well. He was arrested two years ago for dwi and is still on the force. The department he works for now and was working for at the time chose to act like it never happened

2 Lawyer Answers
Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay
Answered
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: This definitely would make for an interesting slander case against the officer and potentially the police department since he is arguably abusing his position as a police officer. Email me privately if you want to discuss further.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Answered
  • San Jose, CA
  • Licensed in New York

A: You may be able to sue him for defamation and report his actions via a citizen's complaint with the police dept. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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