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
- Physical assault
- Sexual abuse
- Surveillance abuse
- Denying medical care
- Death or injury while in custody
- 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.