You have a constitutional right to be free of unreasonable or excessive force by police and other law enforcement officers. While an officer has the right to use reasonable force to make an arrest or in self-defense, he or she does not have the right to violate your constitutional freedoms.
TYPES OF POLICE MISCONDUCT:
Police misconduct and brutality encompasses many different forms, some examples include:
- Excessive and unnecessary physical violence
- Unnecessary and humiliating strip searches
- Sexual assault
- Coercion, blackmail or other uses of police power to force you into doing something you don’t want to do
- Racial profiling
VICTIMS OF POLICE MISCONDUCT:
Anyone can be a victim of police brutality and misconduct but by far African-Americans are the most affected by the misuse of authority by the police. To combat this growing epidemic, social activist groups like BlackLivesMatter work to combat this issue by advocating and working to address the horrific patter of anti-black law enforcement violence in the United States.
We believe passionately in civil rights and we will work to combat police misconduct and brutality by advocating for you, the victim. We have experience helping innocent victims of police misconduct pursue justice and compensation. If you have been a victim of police misconduct or brutality, call us today.
We are here to listen to your story and advise you on how to best proceed with your claim. Do not hesitate to contact the legal professionals at Law Help Louisville by calling 502-771-0588 for more information.