Police brutality

Have you experienced Police Misconduct or Police Brutality?

Get the Right Police Misconduct Attorney 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 display misconduct by using excessive force, threats or assault when it is not needed.

Holding Police Accountable for Misconduct

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 & Ginsburg 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 215-567-7955 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/

Frequently Asked Questions About Police Brutality Law

Below are answers to some common questions we hear about police brutality claims.

Is police brutality a civil rights violation?

Yes, One of the core elements of the United States’ federal civil rights laws is to protect American citizens from abuses by government, including police misconduct.

What is an example of police brutality?

Police brutality is the excessive and unwarranted use of force by law enforcement against an individual or a group. It is an extreme form of police misconduct and is a civil rights violation. Police brutality includes, but is not limited to, beatings, shootings, “improper takedowns, and unwarranted use of tasers.

Average settlement for police brutality?

The median amount of the payments is $17,500, and most cases are resolved with little or no publicity.

Can you sue for police brutality?

Residents can sue Pennsylvania police departments in cases of Police brutality in PA for depriving them of their constitutional rights.

What are examples of police brutality?

In the United States, the unwarranted or excessive and often illegal use of force against civilians by U.S. police officers.

Can you sue for police brutality?

Residents can sue Pennsylvania police departments for depriving them of their constitutional rights.