Excessive force—also known as police misconduct or police brutality—is when police misuse their legal power during routine car stops, questioning, or any other law enforcement pursuits. While officers are here to protect and serve the public, they are also required to uphold the Federal and State Constitutions, and use appropriate force when they investigate crimes. When law enforcement cross the line of duty and violate an individual’s Constitutional rights, they can be subject to civil liability for their actions. Some examples of police misconduct are: racial profiling; making false arrests; using excessive force; assault; and the abuse of legal power.
Please contact our office and speak to one of our lawyers if you feel you have been a victim of police profile, misconduct, or excessive force.