POLICE MISCONDUCT

Police officers have incredibly difficult jobs, and they are given a tremendous amount of power to do their jobs. Sometimes, police officers abuse that power and violate the civil rights of California citizens. Brock & Gonzales, LLP represents victims of police misconduct.

types of police MISCONDUCT cases

  • Excessive/Deadly Force: - A police officer can only use the force that a reasonable law enforcement officer would have used under similar circumstances. Therefore, when an officer uses any type of force, whether that is an arm bar, a Taser, a baton, a dog, or a gun, their use of force must be reasonable. Frequently, an officer is justified in their use of force; however, when the force is unnecessary, you are entitled to obtain compensation for any harm you suffered. 

  • False Arrest - Police must have probable cause to arrest someone, and an arrest without probable cause violates the Constitution. Probable cause exists when a normal person would have concluded that an individual had committed or was committing a crime.

  • Jail Neglect & Abuse - In jail, you are in the care, custody and control of the jail owner, which is usually a governmental entity. If you are subject to abuse or neglect while in jail and you suffered harm, you are entitled to recover compensation. 

WHAT CAN YOU RECOVER IN A POLICE MISCONDUCT CASE?

  • All of your medical and expenses, even if your health insurance paid for your medical treatment
  • Monetary compensation for your past and future mental suffering, anxiety, humiliation, and emotional distress
  • Punitive damages to punish the police officer, if warranted
  • Attorney's fees and costs

 

If you feel that you or a loved one's civil rights have been violated by the police, contact us to set up a free consultation.

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