You Have the Right to Remain Unharmed
Guilt or innocence aside, everyone is entitled to basic human rights when being questioned, detained, arrested or imprisoned. However, there are some cases in which a person under arrest or in prison is assaulted, abused or treated so inhumanely that physical and/or mental injuries are sustained.
Have Your Civil Rights Been Violated?
If your civil rights were violated by a police officer, corrections officer or other form of authority, you may have legal recourse. Let 1-800-LAW-FIRM fight for the justice you deserve. Call 1-800-529-3476 for a free, confidential consultation.
What is Police Misconduct?
Police misconduct refers to inappropriate or illegal actions taken by police officers in connection with their official duties. Police misconduct can lead to a miscarriage of justice and sometimes involves discrimination or obstruction of justice. Examples of police misconduct include:
- Racial profiling
- Unwarranted searches
- Sexual abuse
- Malicious prosecution
- False arrest
- Police brutality
What is Police Brutality?
Police brutality is the use of excessive and/or unnecessary force by police when dealing with civilians. “Excessive use of force” means a force well beyond what would be necessary in order to handle a situation.
Why Speak Up?
As a member of any community in the United States, you have rights—and those rights are supposed to be protected by police officers, not violated by them. Oftentimes victims of civil rights violations do not speak up out of fear that they will be further targeted, or out of fear that they will not be believed. However, law enforcement must be held to a higher standard by being held accountable for misconduct.
Understand Your Legal Options
If you experienced or witnessed a civil rights violation by a police officer or other authoritative figure, 1-800-LAW-FIRM will defend your rights. All consultations are completely free and confidential.