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  • What Constitutes "Excessive Force" for Police?

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 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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  • 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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  • What is Police Brutality & Excessive Force?

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 18-Feb-2016

    Police officers are granted broad powers in the course of their duties. While the majority of officers are responsible in regards to this responsibility, there are unfortunately others who abuse their power and go beyond the limits of “reasonable force.” Cases of police using excessive force against citizens in the course of their duties are all too common in the news, and can result ...
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  • Florida Man Shot by Deputy Awarded $23M

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 16-Feb-2016

    Earlier this month, a federal jury awarded a 22-year-old black man $23.1 million after he was shot and paralyzed from the waist down by a sheriff’s deputy while unarmed. However, because of a $200,000 state cap for jury awards, the issue must now receive the approval of the Florida Legislature, a process which could potentially take years. According to the lawsuit, Dontrell Stephens was ...
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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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