Law Civil Rights Attorney and file a claim against the police officer guilty of misconduct.
Here are some of the most common police brutality claims:
- excessive force occurs when a police officer or other law enforcement official responds to a situation with more physical force than necessary to bring the altercation under control. If a police officer responds unreasonably, or their excessive force is unwarranted, he or she may be held liable for their actions if the victim files a lawsuit.
- false arrest occurs when a police officer or other law enforcement official arrests someone without a 'probable cause' or a valid reason. If a police officer places someone under arrest without a valid reason the suspect is committed, or has committed a crime, then he or she may be held liable for their actions.
- false imprisonment occurs when a police officer or other law enforcement official uses unauthorized bodily restraint, and/or unwarranted detention. False imprisonment is not limited to just detaining someone in jail. If a police officer has restrained, detained, or imprisoned anyone for no valid reason, then he or she may be held liable for their actions.
If you have been a victim of police brutality, it is important that you take action on your own first, before contacting an Umoh Law Police Brutality Attorney.
- Try to document the police brutality as best as you can. If you received injuries, take several photographs of the injuries you received.
- Seek professional medical attention at a local hospital. Make sure you request copies of all medical reports, x-rays, and any documents that support your claims of police brutality.
- Record the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of every potential witness to the brutality that you were forced to endure.
Unfortunately, for every police brutality claim that is filed, there are far more incidents that occur each year that go unreported. When a police officer inflicts pain and suffering to another individual outside of his or her power, it is a serious violation of your civil and constitutional rights. If you suspect that you or anyone you love has been a victim of police brutality, do not hesitate to contact a Civil Rights Lawyer.
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