Re: False Statement by Police that Somebody was Wearing a Wire
Unfortunately, the credibility of the three dope dealers is going to be very poor.
Your son is certainly free to make a personnel complaint to the employing agency, and (assuming he is an adult) he is certainly free to hire an attorney who can TRY to make a claim against the agency. However, without any damages it may be throwing good money after bad.
I don't see any criminal wrongdoing by the officer(s) even if it was said that your son was wearing a wire. It might have been stupid, and it might have put your son in danger (provided he still hangs out with dope dealers), but there is likely not even a civil claim at this time. You can't sue over what MIGHT happen someday.
If your son was not wearing a wire, it's possible that the officers told the three that he (or someone) was wearing a wire in an effort to get them to 'fess up to their own activity.
Your son chose to swim with the sharks, and now he's facing the consequences. Life's choices sometimes have bad consequences. Hopefully he has learned and can move ahead.
A Nor Cal Police Sergeant
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