Most police officers are dedicated, hard-working and committed to serving and protecting us. We all recognize that police officers have a very difficult and dangerous job. But, unfortunately, there are always “bad apples.” The “bad apples” believe they are above the law and can do whatever they want. The “bad apples” are the officers that abuse their power and violate the civil rights of law-abiding citizens, including by using excessive and/or unnecessary physical force commonly referred to as police brutality.
What Is Police Brutality?
Police brutality is a civil rights violation that can be broadly defined as the excessive use of physical force by law enforcement that results in unwarranted harm. This type of behavior can result in not only physical damage but emotional and financial damage as well.
Types of Police Brutality Claims We Handle
Police abuse can come in a variety of forms but typically involves the use of some type of excessive or unnecessary force, such as:
- Physical beatings
- Improper takedowns
- Unwarranted use of tasers
- Unnecessary use of baton
Why Choose Our Firm
Our civil rights lawyers have substantial experience handling cases involving police brutality. We have “seen it all.” We know what the police can and cannot do. We are experts in analyzing and assessing law enforcement’s use of force spectrum. Our vast experience and knowledge puts us in the best position to help you obtain the justice and financial compensation that you deserve.
Contact Our Chicago Police Brutality Attorney
Some cases are obvious. Others are not. You may not realize that your civil rights have been violated. That’s why you need an experienced civil rights attorney in your corner. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case and get the absolute best legal representation that you deserve.