Can't say I'd sue the mother. I've never sued anyone and at this point in time, have no plans to. I've been lucky enough to have never been sued myself, even though I've actually encouraged a few folks who were making statements which lead me to believe I was going to get a complaint. The complaint never even came. ANYWAY, one of our guys got into a foot chase with some idiot kid and ended up falling on some stairs. The kid was caught and charged (it was along time ago, I forget what with but everything revolved around a moped). Our guy, whose knee was partially destroyed at the time, sued the kid and WON! Again, forgive me for not recalling details, but it was a case of the criminal courts not coming through with the justice the kid deserved so the civil courts did and my guy recouped money he would have spent on medical bills above what the insurance paid. I felt he was right to go after the kid and get some justice. I don't see the harm in a P.O. suing someone, we get sued all the time (well, not me) but the right circumstances have to be there and I'm not for suing willy-nilly. With the right circumstances...don't take the law into your own hands, you take 'em to court.