Q: A police officer threatened me when I wanted to file a report of a crime that took place against me in another country.
I was kidnapped in another country, the kidnappers have my phone with all my information, my family's information, and they made threats that they would harm me in the USA if I filed a report. I have thousands of dollars taken from my accounts, and now I am facing possible future harm to me and my family by these kidnappers. A police officer in my local police department refused to take down my report, and even threatened me about filing one because the crime took place in another country. He refused to even take down an Identity Theft report. Do I have a case against the LAPD and the city of Los Angeles.
Based on the facts provided, you potentially have a claim against LAPD and the City of Los Angeles for their failure to carry out their duty, however the specifics of your situation and how it was handled are critical. Success of a lawsuit would hinge on proving police negligence or misconduct, which could be challenging. You should consult an attorney to evaluate the details of your situation for better guidance.
James L. Arrasmith,
Founder and Chief Legal Counsel of The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith
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