“(d)(1) A person who is deprived of any right, privilege, or immunity secured by this section, section 926B or 926C, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage of any State or any political subdivision thereof, may bring an action in any appropriate court against any other person, including a State or political subdivision thereof, who causes the person to be subject to the deprivation, for damages and other appropriate relief.
Basically, if you are arrested because they just felt like it, you can sue from the cop, trooper or deputy that arrested you all the way to the Governor in Federal court. Best part, your lawyer will also have his fees and expenses paid by the State.
And also, since it appeared that the Northeastern states were in need of a Crayola Explanation, one was given:
“(b) In subsection (a),
the term ‘transport’ includes staying in temporary lodging overnight,
stopping for food, fuel, vehicle maintenance, an emergency, medical
treatment, and any other activity incidental to the transport,
New York and New Jersey cops, and prosecutors, who violate the FOPA need to be sued for everything they've got. Might give them the idea that they don't get to violate the law just because they want to.