Lawsuits & Complaints
Has this happened to you?
- False Arrest
- False Imprisonment
- Negligent Investigation
- Illegal Search
- Assault and Battery
- Sexual Assault
- Failure to Protect
- Excessive Force
- Racial Profiling
Many people have bad experiences with the police and want to do something about it. You could start your own group to monitor police misconduct. You could also take legal action and file a complaint or lawsuit. You may need a lawyer to file a lawsuit. You could sue and represent yourself in small claims court. In Ontario, the small claims court limit is $25,000.make a complaint
See the Sample Complaints examples on this site to use as reference for writing your own.small claims court
One option to consider is to sue the police in Small Claims Court. Need help writing a Statement of Claim? Check out these sample claims. The Pivot Legal Society has produced a useful booklet for people suing in BC:
Booklet - How to Sue the Police and Private Security in Small Claims Court.
If you want to sue the police in an Ontario Small Claims Court, check out this useful guide:
Booklet - Sue the Police
Be careful because these guides have not been updated in the past few years.
You will need legal cases to support your claim. Check out our Legal Library.