Police Brutality / Excessive Force
When law enforcement officers exceed and/or abuse their authority by engaging in police brutality and/or excessive force, our attorneys work to hold them accountable.Whether it be an unjustified police shooting, unreasonable use of a taser, improper use of mase, use of banned maneuvers, or simply a case of “roughing up” an individual during a routine traffic stop, we fight to hold law enforcement responsible for abuses of power.
Aside from obvious physical injuries, such conduct fractures, dislocated joints, swelling, bruising, etc, many our clients experience long-lasting emotional and psychological consequences as well. Regardless of the type of injury, victims police brutality and/or excessive force, are entitled to be fully compensated for their injuries, which includes compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress. In addition, in many cases, clients are entitled to bring a claim for punitive damages, which are designed to punish officers and police departments for their conduct.
Despite the passing of recent legislation which restricts the release of recordings of police body and dashboard cameras, our attorneys are prepared to seek a court order for release of such recordings. Even in cases where there is no recording, we nevertheless fight to vindicate the rights our clients.
If you or someone you know has been subjected police brutality and/or excessive force, we encourage you to contact our office for free consultation. The initial consultation is free and there is no fee unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery.