Excessive Force Injuries
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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 Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP offers representation to victims of police beatings and injuries due to excessive force from an officer.
If you or a loved one has been hurt by the police, our team is ready to speak with you. Call (888) 260-0473 today.
Forms of Police Brutality
When most people think of "police brutality," they may think of unwarranted beating or an unnecessary shooting. Those are both form of police brutality, but it can also take many other forms that those in custody may not be aware of.
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 as 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. 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.
If you think you or a loved one are victims of police brutality, call us for a free evaluation.