What is the name of your state? ohio can a village be sued for the misconduct of its police officers? My mentally handicapped son was assaulted and terrorized by a police chief for the hell of it. He had a power issue. There was a witness and our case is set for civil court. Now the villages lawyers are claiming that the village has immunity from prosecution. They were aware of this chiefs actions and did nothing to stop him. my son was not in trouble for anything.