New York Police Brutality: Excessive Force Attorneys

Police brutality is defined as a civil rights violation that occurs when a police officer uses an excessive or inappropriate amount of force with regards to a civilian. This can be in the form of physical force, assaults, verbal attacks, or threats made by correctional officers, sheriff officers, federal agents, and state and local police. As a civilian, you have rights and deserve to be aware of the full scope of your legal options. Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP offers representation to victims of police beatings and injuries due to excessive force from an officer.

Types of police brutality and excessive force may include:

  • False arrest
  • Shootings
  • Rape
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual abuse
  • Surveillance abuse
  • Denying medical care
  • Death or injury while in custody
  • Harassment
  • Intimidation
  • Political repression
  • Police corruption

At our firm, we understand how important it is to act quickly in collecting physical evidence, as well a obtaining witness statements, Video evidence can also be invaluable. Depending on the situation, there are standards of force that a police officer is allowed to apply. Investigations will undertake to determine if the behavior was done by a rogue officer or agent, or was it part of a larger, sanctioned form of behavior. If you think you or a loved one are victims of police brutality, call us for a free evaluation.

Financial damages which can be collected depend on the nature of injuries. Medical bills, loss of earnings and pain & suffering awards are the most common ones.

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