Asked in Restraining Orders
Can you put a restraining order on a police officer?
December 26, 2008 7:12AM
If a police officer is acting in his official capacity, you cannot put a restraining order on him. If, for example, an officer is investigating you for something, you cannot stop him from investigating. If you feel an officer is violating your rights in his official capacity, the best thing to do is go to the officer's supervisor and try to resolve the problem. When an officer is not acting in his official capacity, like he's your neighbor and is bothering you, then you can get a restraining order against him. Remember, when not acting as an officer, he is just a private citizen; just like you.