Thank you for the opportunity to assist you.
Q) Can you help
If you believe that local law enforcement has acted wrongly against you or someone you know, you have a few options.
First, you could report the behavior to your state's attorney general, Tim Fox
. The AG's office can investigate local law enforcement when they are alleged to be involved in wrong-doing.
If the AG's office in Montana is unable or unwilling to assist you, you could also ask the U.S. Department of Justice
for assistance. The DOJ also has jurisdiction to investigate local law enforcement if they act illegally or unconstitutionally.
You could also make a report to the FBI
. Montana has an FBI field office in Bozeman. Like the DOJ, the FBI can sometimes investigate local law enforcement if they are involved in alleged wrong-doing.
One final option is a civil lawsuit against the law enforcement officer(s) or department for their wrong-doing. The problem with this option is that, because the unlawful acts occurred 8 years ago, the statute of limitations has probably run out on any claim you could make. That means you probably cannot sue anymore because the wrong-doing occurred so long ago.
I'm sorry for what has happened to you and your family. Hopefully, one of the agencies above can assist you or help point you in the right direction.
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