Police officers are prohibited under state, city and federal law from using excessive force on citizens in the performance of their duties. Still, there are stories in the news every day about police torture, unlawful arrests and coerced confessions - which are forms of personal injury.
Police Brutality Cases
We won't kid you; police brutality cases are very difficult to win. These cases are very complex because witnesses are often hesitant to step forward and testify and the burden of proof is so difficult to establish. There are also many laws that provide immunity to police officers, including short statutes of limitations. If you have been the victim of police brutality, you may be entitled to an award of damages from the officers themselves and also from the municipality or county that employed the officers.
Because of the challenges that are often present in police brutality cases, people bringing these cases may consider having a personal injury attorney on their side.
Injury lawyers can help. We make it simple for you to get started. Call us toll-free at 1 (877) 288-7564 or fill out the form on this page, and we'll connect you with a personal injury attorney in your area within minutes.
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