What Can The Police Do About Harassment?

What can legally be done about harassment?

If the court decides that the incident is harassment, it can order the person harassing you to stop their behavior. If they don't stop, it's a criminal offense, and they can be prosecuted in criminal court. Making a civil claim can also help you get compensation, a restraining order, or an Order of Protection.

What's legally considered harassment?

The civil harassment laws say “harassment” is: Unlawful violence, like assault or battery or stalking, OR. A credible threat of violence, AND. The violence or threats seriously scare, annoy, or harass someone and there is no valid reason for it.

How do I get the police to stop harassing me?

  • filing a complaint with the police department,
  • asking the court to exclude any evidence that was found as a result of the misconduct, and.
  • file a civil rights lawsuit through Section 1983 or a Bivens claim.
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