can I sue police officers who are ticketing customers on my retail property, thereby harassing my customers?

and driving business away from my tenants?

I think $25,000 per ticket sounds about right. I’m going to speak with my attorney about it today. These thugs need to realize they can’t just do whatever they want. I know their main job function is to bring in city & county revenue, by writing frivolous traffic tickets. But my tenants and I also pay a great deal of money in business & property taxes.

That would be a really useless thing to do, even to think about. If you have a real problem with your customers legitimately getting parking tickets, then why don’t you post a sign saying that parking meter infractions are strictly enforced in that area, and suggest that if anyone needs a change for the meter you will gladly take 25 cents out of your cash register so they can feed the meter. If you are really what you say you are you should be dam* glad the police pay attention to your neighbourhood and enforce the laws. That’s what we (including businessmen) pay them to do so quit whining.

8 thoughts on “can I sue police officers who are ticketing customers on my retail property, thereby harassing my customers?
  1. Why $25,000? why not $50,000? You are going to have to pay it back in increased business and property taxes.
    If your customers are violating the law, then the police can ticket them.
    Believe me, the police get no enjoyment writing tickets. Your target should be the morons that you elected for your city/town/municipal council. They are the ones who create the local ordinances that the police are required to enforce.References :

  2. If the Officers are writing citations for valid violations then no you can’t. You can not declare your store an independent entity, separate from the laws of your state and the country.References : I am one of the good guys.

  3. It’s possible the owners of the property have gone to the PD and requested tickets be written because of customers abusing the right to park in certain areas or for parking there all day so others can’t get in and out.

    Instead of contacting your lawyer, why not use a little common sense and find out what is going on first by asking someone. Ask the officers why they are targeting that area and see if something has been put out requiring them to be there. Contact the owners of the property and find out if they are having this done. Write a letter to the Chief requesting information about what is going on. Better to get your facts together and save yourself a few bucks so you don’t look so ignorant in the end.

    And don’t forget to check the laws and what it says about parking in that area. Maybe your customers are abusing the time they are allowed to be there.

    And yeah, go ahead and sue the officers. Can’t wait to hear the laughter when that one goes to court.

    just some thoughts….References : I worked in Special Duty at a large PD in OH where officers signed up to patrol and protect private property for individuals and customers

  4. That would be a really useless thing to do, even to think about. If you have a real problem with your customers legitimately getting parking tickets, then why don’t you post a sign saying that parking meter infractions are strictly enforced in that area, and suggest that if anyone needs a change for the meter you will gladly take 25 cents out of your cash register so they can feed the meter. If you are really what you say you are you should be dam* glad the police pay attention to your neighbourhood and enforce the laws. That’s what we (including businessmen) pay them to do so quit whining.References :

  5. what are the tickets for? you never mentioned that. as long as he is in the color of his job there is nothing you can do.laws do not stop just because they are your customers.
    —-retired texas deputy sheriff—-References :

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