Police Misconduct Cases
Police Misconduct Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been the victim of police brutality or excessive force, you may be able to bring legal action against those responsible. These Constitutional Rights cases allow you to bring a claim against a governmental entity for a violation of your constitutional rights under 42 USC §1983. Due to various aspects of police misconduct cases, they can be very, very difficult to pursue.
But §1983 is merely a gateway by which to bring your claim. You must identify the constitutional right you believe has been violated, and then allege a violation of that right using §1983 as a basis for the suit. In most police misconduct cases, the constitutional right which has been violated is the United States Constitution’s Fourth Amendment ban on illegal seizures.