HELP: How Do I File A Complaint Against A Police Department? UPDATE
This morning, two of my sisters, my niece and I drove out to Kent State University to run in the 34th Annual Turkey Trot (my sister Kim placed 2nd in her age division). Between the 2-mile run and the start of the 5-mile run my sister Kim was participating in, my older sister called me up to tell me the police had been at the house. The two officers were in plain clothes, but got out of a marked police car. They quickly flashed badges, but didn't give names and didn't leave cards. One of them told my sister they were looking for the "owner of the brown Blazer" (me), but didn't know/use my name, nor the Blazer's plate number. Supposedly I had been in a hit-and-run on Mahoning Avenue in Warren this morning, sometime before 9 AM. They demanded to know where my sister was "hiding" the Blazer. Little do they know, the Blazer had been sitting at Kent State University since 8 in the morning.
After I got home at about noon, I called the police department, inquiring about this supposed hit-and-run, only to have dispatch tell me there had been no reports of an accident on Mahoning Avenue that morning, so she didn't know what I was talking about.
I put all the pieces of this together, and it doesn't look good. In fact, it looks like the cops were going to try to cook up some charges on me. After I thought about it, it all made sense: of course they didn't know my name. They'd have to have run the plates to know my name, and they clearly didn't know the plate number. And let's really think about this---dispatch flat-out told me there was no accident on Mahoning Avenue, so of course they didn't have my plate number.
This is harrassment, or something worse.
HELP ME!!! What should I do? I want to file a complaint against the police department, but I don't know if that is the right course of action.
Happy fucking Thanksgiving, everybody. My day is officially ruined.
UPDATE: I contacted the Warren PD Detective Division and spoke to one of their detectives. They took down my name, address and phone number. I don't feel good about this at all. It is extremely suspicious. Why would detectives looking for me *over a crime that didn't even happen* not even know my name? There has been no report filed over any of this---no record of anyone ever being at my house. My sister told me she clearly saw the police car in the driveway, and it was a legit Warren PD squad car.
Waiting on that phone call...or for the cops to show up and destroy my Thanksgiving dinner.
"Roger that. Over."
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