Reading, PA asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Can a cop detain me in cuff in my own house when I was not violent or yelling; I was eating. They also injured me.

The one cop was very aggressive and used unnecessary force and illegal detainment. now they want to charge me with BS to coverup their mistake due to them on ego trip.

2 Lawyer Answers
Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Exton , PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: The problem with your question is that it lacks the context needed to answer. Why they were in your home matters. For instance, many police departments will cuff a person when they are executing a search warrant. Your simply stating "you are not violent" doesn't mean that you aren't. The other obvious answer is if they are arrestong you. So, as a practical matter, the answer is yes they can detain in you in your own home. As to whether the officer was aggressive or used more force than necessary I suggest you sit down and talk to a civil rights attorney. They know the questions to ask to properly assess whether you have a case or not.

Eva Zelson
Eva Zelson
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A: If you believe you were improperly detained or unnecessary force was used during an interaction with police, contact a police brutality attorney to discuss your case.

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