Saint Paul, MN asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Minnesota

Q: What should I do?? the police have charged me and I been victim both times and I called the police. Can I sue

I've went to police for help they sent me a ticket in mail I'll explain. First time I pulled in gas station got gas went in. On way out gas station buddy was acting a fool so I said screw him and sat in my car and all a sudden my door got ripped open and dude started punching me and in mean time his other buddy hit side of my car not once twice and threatened me with a 45 to kill me cop told me to get footage he didn't till I called down 30 times and asked for new cop and then said I'm hiring legal council I wanted my car fixed . Then week later I get a ticket for dissordely conduct. I got gas went in they did neither, I got in my car they jumped me , my car got damaged there did not. I got same charge as them and had to go all the way to court three or 4 times fought it my self and they dropped it. Wanted to make a complaint and was denied I am livid I did absolutely nothing but right thing they showed up only to assult me please help

1 Lawyer Answer
William Bailey
William Bailey
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Your priority should be contesting the criminal charges. Then you can think about a lawsuit, but you should be aware it is often very difficult to successfully sue a government entity.

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