Monday, April 6, 2009

Federal Judge says rape victim wrongly charged with lying can't sue police

A federal judge said that a rape victim wrongly charged with making a false report can't sue the police. While the woman was put through a terrible ordeal, she was only held for five days -- far less time than many innocent men are held after they are falsely accused of rape. Perhaps if the police were held accountable for imprisoning the innocent -- both rape victims and false rape claim victims, they would be more cautious in depriving people of their liberty?