Police officers generally have broad powers to carry out their duties. The Constitution and other laws, however, place limits on how far police can go to do their duty and enforce the law. As the videotaped beating of Rodney King, recent cases in New York and other high profile cases across the US have shown, police officers sometimes go too far. When police go too far they may be violating your civil rights.
If you are the victim of the misconduct, you may have recourse through federal and state laws. Civil rights laws protect citizens from abuses by government, including police misconduct.
Civil rights laws allow attorney fees and compensatory and punitive damages as incentives for injured parties to enforce their rights. To file a Police Misconduct Lawsuit Los Angeles residents are encouraged to enlist the attorneys with verifiable experience and service.
Police misconduct is a pervasive and serious problem. The existence and significance of misconduct by police cannot be discounted and may have lasting and devastating repercussions for the victims of their actions.
Police misconduct isn’t just about the obvious– police beating suspects. It includes officers
- Making up false charges to justify bad arrests
- Refusing to testify about other officers’ crimes (code of silence)
- Refusing to accept complaint reports from citizens
- Threatening suspects who would otherwise take their charges to court into pleading guilty,
- Coercing women into performing sexual acts.
If you have been a victim of Police misconduct contact us at Jance Weberman Law.
Protect Your Civil Rights!