How long is the time frame for filing an assault charge against a police officer?

Asked on January 18, 2013 under Criminal Law, Tennessee

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Ordinarily, once a victim makes a police report with respect to an assault matter involving a law enforcement matter with respect to a possible criminal matter, the report goes to internal affairs of the department where there is an investigation that could take several months.

Ordinarily the district attorney's office defers filing any charges until it gets to review the internal affairs report. In short the matter that you have written about could take up to five to six months before the district attorney's office makes a decision to file a criminal charge.


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