Need some help here.
My cousin is being harassed by a local police officer as well as some of his friends, at least one of them is another officer.
My cousin is a graduate from Purdue, works as a loan officer in a local bank (not a nationally owned one), and doesn't have a single blemish on his
record. Recently he and a co-worker of his went out to have a drink after work (I do not know if this was a date, or just friends talking), unknown
to my cousin did this lady coworker have an ex-boyfriend who is a local police officer. Well The officer saw them together at the place where they
had the drinks, and from that point on has caused my cousin's life to be a living hell. (this is all I know about the cause)
Here is what I know has happened to him so far since then.
He was jumped while he was walking the dog by a group of 6 or 7 men. He does not know whether these men were police or not, but he doesn't think they
were. He does know they were sent by the guy as they told him "we want to be sure you don't talk to so and so's girl again." He was then knocked
unconscious and left laying in the street.
When he came to, he called 911 to get help, but no one responded to the call. He had to crawl back to his home where his girlfriend (i believe (not
the same lady)) took him to the hospital where he had broken ribs and other injuries.
He has gotten multiple threatening notes and calls from various people. The police officer in question, has come to him multiple times threatening to
He also has a voice mail from a different officer telling him to leave town or they will kill him. I have not heard the voicemail myself, but have
been told that it is obvious (I don't know if he said his name or not) who left it,
He has reported this and gotten a lawyer to try and resolve this, but is being told by the city attorney that nothing can be done about it, since he
has no proof that officer did anything wrong. He was flat out told that "In cases like this that it is city policy to side with the officer."
He doesn't know what to do, they won't even listen to the audio he has, and he is afraid to go to the media in fear of his life and/or retaliation of
I talked to a friend of mine who is an officer in a different city, and he said that if there is little that can be done, and city prosecutors will
almost always side with the officer, especially if it has been going on for a while, in order to save face for the city.
Any advice here, because outside of him leaving town, then going to the media (or youtube) he doesn't see a way to beat this. Civil suite would just
cause more problems for him.
On a side note: Lucky for us, the people in this town seem to think it was a great idea to vote in a police officer as the mayor of this town, and
personally I think that has a lot to do with the police getting away with this type of thing.
edit on 4-4-2012 by tw0330 because: (no reason