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  • What Constitutes "Excessive Force" for Police?

    Posted By Russell Friedman Law Group || 11-May-2017

    Police have the authority to use force where necessary in order to diffuse a situation and keep themselves and other people safe. However, there are times when police officers overstep their bounds and use more force than is warranted to subdue a suspect or handle a prisoner. When this happens, it is referred to as “ excessive force ” or “ police brutality.” The reasonable ...
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  • Most Criminal Defense Attorneys are Clueless on Civil Rights Law

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 9-Sep-2016

    The number one reason that winnable civil rights cases never see the light of day is because the victims simply do not know their rights. The obvious genesis of every civil rights action for false arrest is a criminal proceeding. Criminal defendants’ sole focus during their criminal cases is attempting to establish their innocence to the charges that have been levied against them. ...
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  • Police Brutality Lead to Death of Dannemora Inmate

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 26-Feb-2016

    The civil rights issue of police brutality has seen a lot of attention over the past year. In an effort to bring one overlooked case to light, a recent article published by the New York Times last month is yet another reminder to the public that police misconduct is a serious concern in our state and throughout the country, with many perpetrators escaping punishment for violating the rights of ...
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  • Is Private Property Really Private?

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 1-Aug-2015

    In short, the fourth amendment delineates your right to privacy. But what happens when law enforcement needs to breach personal privacy for an investigation? Without a warrant, police cannot search and seize your property unless you give permission (with the exception of rare situations). Any violation of this amendment is not only an invasion of your privacy but also a breach of the U.S. ...
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