Police Misconduct

Most citizens trust the police and other government agencies to do the right thing in all situations. However, from time to time law enforcement acts in ways that do not protect our rights. Everyone, even those with prior criminal records, is entitled to be treated reasonably by police officers. If an injury or death occurs as the result of police misconduct you may be able to get compensation. Police departments are liable for the violation of rights, injuries and deaths that occur due to their negligent acts.

Some of the most common injuries related to police misconduct include:

  • Excessive force
  • Harassment
  • False arrest
  • Illegal searches
  • Injuries in jail
  • Unlawful vehicle stops
  • Shooting victims
  • Shooting pets

You must attain an attorney to protect your rights. Your attorney will work to investigate the situation and uncover any police misconduct that has occurred. Police must take reasonable care when taking a suspect into custody, when on a police chase, and when conducting all types of police business. If you or a loved one has been injured through police misconduct your attorney will establish liability and negligence to resolve your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries for such things as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income
  • Future medical expenses
  • Mental anguish

If a family member or loved one died as a result of police misconduct you will also be entitled to burial expenses, loss of companionship, and loss of inheritance. It is important to talk to an attorney as quickly as possible because there are time limits to when you can file a police misconduct lawsuit. Your attorney will take control of the case and will work to get you the money you deserve.