Police Brutality

Attorneys Committed to Ending Police Misconduct

Police officers are humans too, so even though they are trained to use the least amount of force necessary, they can make poor decisions in the heat of the moment. At Raskin & Kremins, LLP, we protect New York citizens that are the victims of police brutality. Whether the law enforcement official acted in the heat of the moment or has let arrogance override seeking justice, we thoroughly investigate the facts surrounding your case and help you pursue your rights. Nobody should be the victim of assault or abuse at the hands of law enforcement officials.

Types of Police Brutality

Unfortunately, government abuse and discrimination occur every day. We have handled numerous disputes involving:

  • Police brutality
  • Police shootings
  • Excessive force
  • False arrests
  • Due process violations
  • Malicious prosecution
  • TaserĀ® abuse
  • Unlawful search and seizure
  • False imprisonment
  • Gender discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Racial discrimination

What Are the Elements of a Police Brutality Claim?

The law protects all citizens from violence at the hands of government officials, including police officers and prison guards. A police brutality claim is based upon the law enforcement officer using excessive force under the circumstances. This means the officer is only permitted to use as much physical force as is required to control the situation. Thus, when you are in a simple traffic stop or when you stop and voluntarily surrender to the police, no physical force should be required. Let an experienced civil rights attorney review the circumstances surrounding your incident and help you determine if you have a claim for police brutality.