Unneeded wellness check by police. Do I have a legal case against these people, or police department for defamation of character?
There are relatives that live near by in the same town that, the Aunt hasn't been to visit Mom in 7 years, and her children, grandchildren, haen't been to visit Mom in over 20 years. I know, very sad.
I was called by this Aunt this past Monday, which was the first time I'd heard from her in probably 3 years, and was shocked when I heard her voice, because I didn't recognize the phone number on my ID, but after small chit chat, she told me that her grandson, (my second cousin) told her that a man came to him and offered condolences about his Aunt. He asked what Aunt, which would be my Mom. (Keep in mind, they are of no blood relation) He asked "what about her?" He told him, there was a woman's body found down by the railroad tracks after the snow melted and said it was my Mother. I assured her it wasn't my Mom, and she was safe at home. I assumed the topic was over after we hung up and I wouldn't hear from her for a few more years. Two days later, while I am at the store, the police department calls me and asks me to meet the two policemen who were at Mom's house so they could do a wellness check. I immediately went over there and asked what was going on. The police officer stated that a "distant relative" called them to do a wellness check and they were checking to see if I was HIDING MY MOTHER'S DEAD BODY AND COLLECTING HER SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS! I think I went into shock from that point on, and I told them I would go in and tell Mom they were there, I did and Mom immediately became LIVID, and began to scream, "I'm not going out there and they aren't coming in here!!" I told her they just wanted to see her, but she continued to refuse so I had to tell them she wasn't coming out, and I would open a window so they could hear her talk. That was sufficient for them and they left. Needless to say, I immediately got on the phone and cussed out a couple of people that did this, and told them to leave us alone and stay out of our lives, that we didn't need them. I wanat to know, do I have a legal case against these people, or police department for defamation of character? And people in this forum wonder why I am angry at times...I am not angry this time, I am ready to explode.