New York Police Brutality Attorneys
Protecting Victims of Police Misconduct in NYC & NJ
Law enforcement officials have a responsibility to uphold the law and protect
citizens. 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.” There are numerous
instances where police officers go too far, causing serious injury or
death to innocent members of the public.
Police use of force become excessive or unjustified when they abuse the trust and confidence that we place in them and take
advantage of their power. Cases of police using excessive force against
citizens in the course of their duties are all too common in the news,
and can result in serious injury and/or death. When officers overstep
their bounds, they violate the rights of citizens and can be held accountable
for their actions. In these cases, it is essential for them to be held
responsible for their actions.
What is Considered Police Misconduct or Brutality?
Call us at (516) 714-5975 or
contact us online for a FREE, private case evaluation. Our police brutality lawyers in New
York & New Jersey can help you seek justice!
What are My Rights in a Police Brutality Case?
Civil rights laws exist to create a balance between the duty of police
officers to uphold our nation’s laws and the right of individuals
to be free from excessive force by police. A victim of police brutality
may have recourse through state and federal law in a civil rights case.
In these types of cases, a thorough investigation is necessary to uncover
evidence proving the misconduct. Since police officers are, in many cases,
immune from lawsuits, this step is critical. Records, statements from
witnesses and police, and various other pieces of documentation can help
prove that police misconduct took place.
What Do I Do If I Was Mistreated by the Police?
Dealing with an instance of police brutality while it is occurring can
be an extremely difficult task.
If you find yourself in a confrontation with police, it is important to:
- Comply with the requests of the officer as best as possible, while still
ensuring that you protect yourself.
- Make sure to be non-aggressive and show the officer that you are complying
with their requests.
- When the incident is over, immediately contact a New York police brutality
lawyer from our firm. We are ready to help you seek justice.
Can I Seek Compensation for Police Brutality?
With our help, you may be able to seek compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost earnings or other economic losses
- Pain and suffering / mental anguish
- Disfigurement or disability
Lawyers with Extensive Collective Experience
While police officers are allowed to use force while performing the functions
of their job, it should be only the minimal amount required to control
the situation at hand. Likewise, they are also expected to uphold your
civil rights and are in violation of the law when this does not occur.
Our police brutality lawyers in New York and New Jersey are ready to take on your
civil rights claim and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Call now to find
out how we can put our extensive experience to work for you.
Learn More About Police Brutality & Civil Rights in NYC
Are you a victim of police brutality in New York or New Jersey?
Contact our civil rights firm to speak with an experienced attorney. The Russell Friedman Law Group,
LLP is ready to help you seek justice for police brutality.