Can I sue the police for violating my rights?

2. Gather evidence

Gather any that will help you prove your case. This includes photos, medical records, witness statements, and documents such as incident reports.

You will have to prove your case in on a . This means you have to show the judge that your story is more believable than what the police say happened. The more evidence you have, the stronger your case will be.

Take photos of any damage to your property or injuries to you caused by police officers. When photographing injuries, always include your face in the picture. This proves that the injuries happened to you.

As soon as possible after the incident, write down notes. The closer to the date of the incident, the fresher your memory will be.

Write down:

  • the date when you made your notes
  • what the police said
  • what the police did
  • what happened to you
  • the names and contact information of anyone who witnessed the incident
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