Q: Okay so my mother has stolen 1800$ worth of property from me can I press charges ? I'm 20
She locked me out my house a couple days ago for hours until I eventually called the police then when the police came she tried to say I didn't live there an I had been banned off the property for months the cops checked the house could tell I lived in the room but most of my stuff in it was gone.. 1800$ worth of stuff. She was lying to the cop an the cop knew she took my my stuff and she was lying because even though she said I hadn't lived there she had my id which was on my key that she took off my key chain. She tried to tell the cop he probably left the window open an Somone broke in but she didn't report a bulgarly. An the cop wouldn't let me press charges against her or fill out a police report for a bulagrly to protect my mom because she was playing a innocent old lady role. An the person who broke into my room did it from inside the house so it was clearly her
A: Only the state can press charges.
The prosecutor relies on the police to report the crime.
Looks like you are out of luck on that one.
However, you can sue your mother.
That is a civil case and does not involve the police.
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