Police Brutality Lawyer
When a police officer uses excessive and/or unnecessary force – compensation may be available.
Police officers and other law enforcement official have a responsibility to enforce the law and to protect society. We rely on officers and trust that they will act appropriately. In rare instances, an officer may go too far, use too much force, or make a bad decision that can have life-altering consequences.
The police brutality lawyers at Budge Law Firm, PLLC investigate lawsuits against police departments caused by unnecessary force, assault or a wrongful police shooting. To review a potential claim for an injury suffered by yourself, a friend or family member, contact us today at 480-246-8050 for your free consultation.
What is police brutality?
According to thelawdictionary.com, police brutality can be present in a number of ways. The most obvious form of police brutality is a physical form. Police officers can use nerve gas, batons, pepper spray, and guns in order to physically intimidate or even intentionally hurt civilians. Police brutality can also take the form of false arrests, verbal abuse, psychological intimidation, sexual abuse, police corruption, racial profiling, political repression and the improper use of Tasers.
What should I do if I have experienced police brutality?
If a person experienced police misconduct, he or she needs to write down the names of all witnesses of the accident, take pictures of his or her injuries and get a medical conclusion on the injuries from a medical professional. Also, it is a good idea to hire a police brutality attorney at Budge Law Firm, PLLC to help with the case. If a complaint was filed with the court, a person who was a victim of police brutality may be able to receive reimbursement for doctor’s fees, medical tests, lost wages and emotional distress.