My question involves defamation in the state of: California.
A local Sheriff deputy is telling my neighbors and friends that I have recently been busted with drugs, and that I am a known user. What happened to being innocent before proven guilty. I went to a friends house and a local deputy was there talking to them. I got out of car, parked on private property, and the deputy immediately accused me of being under the influence. Since I have a proble with this specific officer always harrassing me, the Highway Patrol were called and came to the site. They conducted several tests and deemed me to not be impaired and okay to drive; however, the deputy Sheriff arrested me anyway. Why did he call the HIghway Patrol to conduct the test and then not listen to his opinion?