Also known as police misconduct, these forceful acts are considered misuse of the legal power to control routine car pull over’s, questioning, or any other law enforcement pursuit. Officers are here to protect the public from crime, but also to stop crime with appropriate behavior. Many times officers cross the line of duty and violate the individual’s fundamental rights.
Police Brutality is considered in the following situations:
- Racial Profiling Minorities
- False Arrest
- Excessive Force
- Surveillance Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Verbal Attacks
- Abuse of Legal Power
- Corruption and Bribes
Police assault is the use of physical force and abuse of the detainee. They are not valid to use force when their detainee cooperates during a routine pull over. If the officer uses violent actions to arrest the individual, then the officer will be accountable under law. The victim has the right to press charges against the officer and station for brutality. Get legal help from our Police Brutality Lawyers today!
False arrests, valid arrests, and those arrested through excessive force without proper cause is called police brutality. These violent acts are common in racial arrests where the law enforcement departments have stereotyped a class of minority communities to have high crime racial profiles without actual evidence.
Stereotyping is used among law enforcement to ensure overall safety for themselves as well as others, yet at times these stereotypes are too extreme. Stereotyping can be overlooked leading to prejudice and bias based on many areas including gender, race, religion, disability, and sexual orientation. Bias and hate produced by this stereotyping can cause an influx of police brutality. There is no excuse for prejudice or police brutality in today’s society. Do you know someone who has been brutally beaten or harmed due an official who has let hate and bias guide his/her way? A lawyer can help!
- Have you or someone you know been arrested with excessive force? Contact our Police Brutality Lawyers to handle your arrest misconduct.