NYC Police Brutality Attorney
Injured due to excessive force by a police officer?
Police in New York are given the task of ensuring that the public is safe
and protected from violence. While most members of the police force uphold
their duties without incident, some officers use excessive force when
apprehending individuals. If you have been a victim of police misconduct
in New York City or police brutality, you have a right to file a claim
to compensate you for your injuries. Filing a police misconduct claim
can help you procure restitution. Having a qualified injury attorney throughout
the legal process can help you get the maximum financial recovery.
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Police Brutality in NYC
New York personal injury law requires that all persons, in their private
and professional actions, behave in a manner that does not place another
person at risk of unreasonable harm. This holds true for police officers.
Officers of the law are authorized to use force, but that force can only
be what is reasonably necessary to effectuate an arrest or detainment.
Police brutality in NYC and other cities is a serious problem in the United
States, as evidenced by many high-profile cases where the victim was severely
beaten or killed. When a victim of excessive force by a police officer
is injured, they have the right to pursue a civil lawsuit to compensate
them for their injuries. An injury lawyer can help you get a police brutality
settlement to compensate you for your pain and suffering.
Assault: The Most Common Form of Police Brutality
The most common form of police brutality is an assault. This police misconduct
is often characterized as excessive physical force that the officer's
claim is necessary. This can include punching the victim, beating the
victim with police batons, kicking the victim, or throwing the victim
against the ground or another hard surface. Any of this behavior can cause
serious and potentially life-threatening injuries to the victim.
In many of these situations, the victim is restrained and cannot properly
brace himself or herself against impact from the officers or from the
ground. Police offers act as agents of the city government, which makes
the city or town responsible for any damage done by the officer in the
course of his or her employment. This means that any personal injuries
from police brutality should be compensated for as a result of a NY police
Excessive Force Resulting in the Use of Firearms
In rare but serious cases, police brutality extends beyond the level of
a simple assault and involves a shooting. Police officers have very specific
rules for when they are allowed to fire a weapon and what reasonable suspicion
is necessary to show that they believed the suspect to be dangerous enough
to warrant a shooting. If you were injured in a negligent police shooting,
you should speak with one of New York’s police brutality lawyers
immediately about filing a police harassment claim. Whether you are a
suspect or an innocent bystander, police officers have a responsibility
to not use excessive force that may harm you.
If you were injured by police misconduct and you would like to know more
about New York municipal claim law,
call Belushin Law Firm today.