Jane Doe Case Study

The case of victim Jane Doe, suspect John Doe and Officer Jones is a case that highlights many aspects of civil law that pertains to citizen rights. One civil rights law that is discussed with reference to police and use of force, in situations where the level of force is necessary. The laws that pertain to the use of force are necessary because it protects all levels of law enforcement from civil action when the use of force is deemed non-liable. This liability lies within the constitution, an amendment which protects all citizens from unnecessary use of force by law enforcement. This case also outlines the results of the actions of one person whose accusations led to a tragic situation that affected a department, a city, and the reputation …show more content…
Under principal of law, the subject who was injured can file suit against Officer Jones even though the officer followed procedure in his reasonable suspicion of the subjects criminal actions and capabilities. Officer Jones used reasonable force based on the reasonable suspicion that the subject may have just committed violent crime and was reported to have a weapon. His suspicions were based on a false complaint, and the department can still be sued for negligence because of the actions of the officer. Anyone who deal with police can claim that their civil rights were violated, but that doesn’t mean that will be the outcome of the case. Jane Doe victim can be charged with false reporting which falls under the same laws as obstruction. Her husband who actually did commit battery with the special element of domestic battery, can also be charged with substantial harm; if her injuries caused any concussion, broken bones or the need for sutures in regards to the laceration on her head. The basis for a civil liability is based on torte laws of responsibility. Based on the violation of the victim for false reporting, it was this violation that caused the injury to the subject. This could also result in a personal suit against Officer Jones, but a civil suit against the department would most likely. (Clarke,

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