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Victims of police brutality, racial profiling, and other civil rights violations in NYC can turn to The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP for help. We are a civil rights law firm serving all of New New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

Why Contact The Russell Friedman Law Group?

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  • A Team Committed to Helping You Seek Justice

Driven by an uncompromising will to help our clients seek justice for the wrongs committed against them, our civil rights attorneys in NYC can be trusted to fight against all types of civil rights violations and abuses.

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Police misconduct is not limited to acts of police brutality. At The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP, we handle civil rights cases of every nature. So, what qualifies as police misconduct?

There are many examples of civil rights violations by police including, but not limited to:

  • Police misconduct, brutality, or negligence: If you experienced treatment that is illegal or against police policies, you may be able to file a claim for police brutality.
  • Use of excessive force: Excessive force is not only a violation of your rights, but can lead to serious injuries. Learn more about whether you were the victim of excessive force conduct.
  • Unlawful / false imprisonment or arrest: If a police officer detained you illegally and detailed you without any legal basis, you may be able to take legal action for false imprisonment,
  • Illegal search and seizure: Unreasonable search and seizure refers to when a police officer searches you without a search warrant or without probable cause.
  • Racial profiling: It is illegal for police officers to target individuals based on the color of their skin, including for traffic stops, suspect interrogations, etc. If you believe you were racially profiled, talk to our firm to determine your next steps.
  • Prisoner abuse: Prisoners still have constitutional rights. If you experienced abuse while in prison or jail, we can help you seek justice.
  • Malicious prosecution: When law enforcement officials continually bring criminal charges against an individual without any legal basis, this can be considered malicious prosecution. If you are the victim of malicious prosecution, you may be able to recover damages.

If you or a loved one was harmed at the hands of law enforcement, then we urge you to immediately contact our civil rights law firm for help. The best way to prevent future acts of police misconduct is to seek justice for the ones that have already occurred.

Join us in our fight against police brutality today. Every case we handle is done so with honesty and integrity, making us a top choice for civil rights cases. Contact our civil rights law firm in NYC for a free, no-risk consultation — call (516) 714-5975!

Civil Rights Law FAQ

Is excessive force a violation of my civil rights?

Yes, it is. When a police officer exercises excessive force, it is a violation of your constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment.

If you believe that your civil rights have been violated after you were a victim of excessive force, then you may be able to file a lawsuit. Males are more likely to be subjected to excessive force than women, as reported the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in 2008. The BJS also found that African Americans were more likely to experience excessive force than other minorities.

How is it determined that excessive force was used?

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 74% of individuals who were arrested by police in 2008 felt that they were subjected to excessive force. Law enforcement officials can use force in order to make an arrest. The level of force that is used is left to their discretion as long as the level of force is appropriately proportional to the circumstances of the arrest. For example, an officer can use deadly force if he or she believes that their life is in danger. A judge or jury will ultimately decide if the police officer responded or acted in a reasonable manner.

Why should I hire your firm to represent me?

Our firm has ample experience with these kinds of cases. We can help you prove that you were subjected to excessive force and effectively use evidence in court on your behalf. We are known for being honest and trustworthy in everything that we do. So, we can provide you with the right civil rights lawyer for your case.

Finally, our attorneys have worked on both sides of the aisle. Specifically, attorneys from our firm have not only represented victims of government abuses, but have represented the very municipalities and police departments we now sue. This is unique in this field, giving our attorneys a distinct advantage over those without this varied experience.

Do you offer free case evaluations?

Yes, we offer complimentary case evaluations to those who are interested in retaining our services. This initial step is done in person and allows us to better understand the details of each case and match you with the right New York civil rights lawyer. We can also answer your questions so that you can make well-informed decisions right from the start.

NYC Civil Rights Law Firm Driven by the Pursuit of Justice

At The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP, justice is at the core of our practice. In everything we do, our underlying commitment to helping wronged individuals find their voice is evident. The foundation of our practice lies in our guiding principles – a few of which include:

  • Creative & Innovative Solutions – In order to yield favorable results for our clients, we customize our legal strategies to uniquely represent the key facts of the case.
  • Effective Use of Evidence – The key to winning at trial is the ability to effectively illustrate the case before a judge or jury. This is a specialty of our New York civil rights lawyers.
  • A Collaborative Approach – By involving several attorneys in a single case, we can ensure that every perspective is considered as we prepare an effective case on your behalf.

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    The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP fights to protect the rights of individuals who have been mistreated by New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont law enforcement. From cases of illegal property seizure to instances of wrongful imprisonment, our civil rights lawyers are prepared to fight against all types of police misconduct and civil rights abuses. Taking swift legal action is crucial to fighting against acts of this nature.

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