The Parties and Statute of Limitations
Understanding who can file, who to file against and the statute of limitations for police misconduct cases is an important step in seeking justice for your injuries. While the attorneys of the Sinas Dramis Law Firm are available to assist you in making these decisions, the information below will give you an idea of what to expect.
The appropriate Plaintiff is any individual who has suffered a physical or emotional injury as the result of excessive force or brutality by a law enforcement official. Although the text of the statute seems to indicate that Section 1983 claims may only be brought by United States citizens, the United States Supreme Court has held that the statute’s language that any “other person within the jurisdiction thereof” may bring a claim broadens the scope of the statute to make viable the claims of both legal and illegal aliens. Graham v Richardson, 403 US 365, 375 (1971).