Dedicated personal injury litigators obtaining relief for victims who have been the victim of police misconduct in Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Itasca, Fox River Grove and Chicago.
Law enforcement officers are hired to protect and serve. However, sometimes police officers make decisions on the job that cause grave or fatal injuries for individuals involved. Regardless of whether you are the victim of a crime, or the individual responsible for the crime, you have rights. If you or your loved one has been injured as a result of police misconduct, speak with an attorney today to determine your rights to relief.
Unreasonable and Excessive Force
Law enforcement officials are only authorized to use the amount of force that is necessary under the circumstances. Yet, despite this requirement, officers often use force that is greater than necessary, which typically amounts to negligence. Some examples of conduct that is commonly found to be unreasonable or excessive force include placing restraints on too tightly, using improper restraint techniques such as the use of a chokehold or bent wrist, and/or the use of lethal force. When negligent conduct amounts to a violation of your rights or causes significant injury, you deserve to be compensated. Assistance from experienced litigators can get you on the right track to obtaining relief.
When excessive or unreasonable force moves past negligent conduct and becomes a result of intentional acts by one or more officers, you or your loved one may be the victim of police brutality. Police brutality has been brought to light more frequently, given the use of bodycams and the increase in technology, and has recently garnered media attention due to the public outcry by those who are affected by the wrongful acts of officers. Police brutality often comes in the form of police beatings after suspects choose to flee. Brutality can also be the result of kicks to one’s head or body, force used after a victim is restrained, other forms of unlawful assault, and unjustified lethal force. Police brutality needlessly takes the lives of thousands of individuals each year. If you or someone you know is a victim of police brutality, contact Newland & Newland, LLP today.
Newland & Newland, LLP: Suits Against Government Agencies
Filing a lawsuit against government agencies is difficult. State laws intentionally make it hard to initiate actions against government employees who are acting in the course of their employment. While it is possible to sue law enforcement when there is negligent conduct or police brutality, there are many statutory and procedural rules that must be followed. This includes providing notice of the intent to sue. Without complying with all of the requirements, a claim may be dismissed or even barred. In any lawsuit, having an experienced attorney on your side is essential to a successful claim. Experience is even more crucial when hiring an attorney to sue a government agency for violating your rights.
About Newland & Newland, LLP
Newland & Newland, LLP is an Illinois law firm with several offices located throughout the state. Our law firm has helped thousands of families and we want to assist you or your loved one with filing and obtaining the maximum amount of monetary relief for the injuries you sustained as result of excessive force by law enforcement officers. For a risk-free initial consultation, contact Newland & Newland, LLP today.