Question by  thewash (22)

What is the statue of limitations for police brutality?


Answer by  patti (29325)

The statute of limitations for specific crimes varies from state to state, as does the definition of "police brutality. " You might phone the office of the County Attorney in your office for more information.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

You would have to define the brutality. Whether this is verbal, assault, rape, harrassment, etc the statute varies. Statutes of limitation can vary according to state, county, etc. Federal laws can supersede this, to protect against conspiracy within a law enforcement agency. You may need to consult an attorney.


Answer by  angiem1981 (1059)

This will depend on the nature of the the alleged brutality, and where it took place at. Although the statue of limitations for criminal charges may be up, you may still be able to file for civil damages.


Answer by  SandyG (807)

That will depend on what state you live in. Get yourself a lawyer if you have been a victim. If you cannot afford one, look for law offices that do "pro bono" work, which means they do it for free if they choose to take the case. Write down all the details of the event so you do not forget.


Answer by  Maria99 (108)

A statute of limitations is set by a law. Every city and state has their own laws, so this will vary by city and state.


Answer by  Mitchell (74)

Police brutality is a controversial subject. Police can not use force on a suspect unless they are acting violently or running from police. A cop can not shoot a suspect unless police are shot at first or the subject appears to be reaching for a weapon. Any unprovoked police brutality is illegal.

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