Police Brutality

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After You Have Suffered Police Brutality: Get the Right Police Brutality Lawyer to Protect Your Civil Rights

Most police officers work hard to protect and serve their community. And it is true that they have the right to use certain kinds of physical force to restrain a criminal suspect or to protect themselves.

But sometimes the police use excessive force, threats or assault when it is not needed.

Holding Them Accountable

Every year, people are injured or killed by police brutality. In 2010 alone, more than 50 Philadelphia police officers were fired for misconduct, including several arrested for rape, drug dealing and murder.*

If you were abused by someone in law enforcement, you may be feeling powerless in facing down the police department. But police brutality is a serious violation of your civil rights. You have the right to seek compensation for your injuries—and to hold the officers involved accountable.

Getting Justice after Police Brutality or Misconduct

Gay Chacker & Mittin has decades of experience in fighting for civil rights in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the surrounding states. Our police brutality lawyers will work hard to get you justice and fair compensation for your injuries.

We fight for the rights of families who have lost a loved one due to police misconduct, as well as jail and prison inmates who have been injured due to prison guard abuse.

Police misconduct is the illegal use of police power. It can include actions such as:

  • Racial profiling of minorities
  • Surveillance abuse
  • Torture to obtain false confessions
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Corruption and bribes
  • Wrongful convictions
  • False arrest
  • Illegal pat down or body cavity searches
  • Abuse of legal power
  • Sexual abuse
  • Denial of medical treatment

Police brutality is the illegal use of force by the police. We have handled cases that have involved:

  • Unjustified shootings
  • Choking
  • Misuse of pepper spray
  • Taser or stun gun injury
  • Verbal threats and abuse
  • Fatal beatings
  • Excessive force
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual abuse, assault, harassment, rape
  • Death while in custody

Contact us now to learn more about how our attorneys can help your police brutality case. There is no risk or obligation. We charge you no legal fees unless we recover money damages for you.

Call us today at 1-800-LAW-4030 for a free consultation with an experienced and concerned police brutality lawyer, and start claiming the rights that are yours.

* http://www.workers.org/2011/us/philadelphia_1027/