Law enforcement work is a difficult and life-threatening job, with extremely high levels of stress. The majority of police officers are honest and committed to upholding the civil rights and liberties as guaranteed by the supreme law of the United States – the United States Constitution. The sacrifices made by law enforcement officers on our behalf are often under-appreciated and unnoticed. Unfortunately, abuse of power and violation of our trust does happen, and while instances of police brutality are statistically rare, even just one case of police brutality is one too many.
If you believe you are a victim of police brutality or were mistreated while in police custody, please contact Action Legal Group. Our civil rights lawyers have decades of experience in police brutality cases, and have successfully represented victims of police brutality or misconduct. Call Action Legal Group today for a free consultation.
Types of Police Brutality
Police brutality or mistreatment is basically defined as use of excessive force beyond what is necessary to handle a situation when dealing with civilians. Police brutality or mistreatment comes in many forms. The most obvious is brutality by physical force on a helpless or restrained individual, but mistreatment also includes more subtle forms such as false arrest, racial profiling or political repression.
The lawyers at Action Legal Group understand police brutality exists in many forms, including:
- Unlawful search and seizure
- Planting of evidence
- Unlawful arrest
- Denial or violation of your guaranteed civil rights while in custody
- Unnecessary physical force or violence, including use of tasers or K9 dogs
- Unnecessary and degrading strip searches
- Sexual assault
- Psychological intimidation
- Coercion, blackmail or other uses of police power to force you into doing something you don’t want to do, or force you into a confession
- Racial profiling
As a victim of police brutality or mistreatment, it is important you act as soon as possible after your incident.
The civil rights lawyers at Action Legal Group recommend you:
- Seek medical attention immediately
- Document your injuries thoroughly with photos, videos or sound recordings
- Document everything, from your initial encounter with police officers all the way through to your release
- Get names and phone numbers of any witnesses
- Have copies of any police reports or arrest records
- Call the Action Legal Group immediately
Any form of police brutality or mistreatment is a serious offense and should be investigated fully, and offending law enforcement officers should be held accountable. The civil rights lawyers at Action Legal Group are uniquely qualified to understand your experience and can represent you in your pursuit of justice and compensation, as we have successfully secured many jury verdicts and police brutality financial settlements.
If you believe you have been a victim of police brutality or mistreatment, please call the Action Legal Group for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. We will listen to your story and advise you how to proceed. Any information you give us will not be shared with law enforcement officials. Please call the Action Legal Group today to speak to a civil rights lawyer who has experience as a police brutality lawyer.