For Law Educator... Hi. I have another follow-up question. You wrote in response to my question about suing the detective (who wrote the fraudulent affidavit)'s supervisor: "The state law claim would also be against the supervisor for negligence (remember when you and I are talking negligence against government employees or entities that means gross negligence) if you can show somehow the supervisor knew the affidavit was false, again you have to prove the supervisor knew the affidavit was false, pretty tough." Again, my lawsuit would be filed in federal court. I'm reading online that in state tort claims there is something called the Local Government Tort Law Act in which the plaintiff would be required, in order to sue for tort claims against govt. officials, to file "notice" within two or three months of the injury. I had not done that. It's been nearly 2 years. Would I still be able to sue the detective's supervisor and/or the municipality for "gross negligence" in my federal complaint if I had not served notice previously? And if so, do any alternatives exist? For example if I were to file suit, say, against the municipality could I word the complaint as a 1983 claim against the officer in her official capacity, thus making it a constitutional/federal claim?
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