Police Misconduct

The United States Constitution protects individuals from abuse or deprivation of their civil and constitutional rights. Police misconduct comes in many forms. Community Law Office helps clients stand up for their rights through zealous representation and compassionate client support.

The law is always evolving, but it can only change if people stand up for their rights and the rights of others.If we do nothing, nothing will change.

Police Brutality

On May 25, 2020, for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into the neck of George Floyd, killing him. On March 13, 2020, officers blindly fired 32 shots into the home of Breonna Taylor. Six bullets hit and killed her. 1 in 1000 black men are killed by police. 47% of black and 30% of Latinx transgender individuals report being denied law enforcement assistance. People of Color, LGBTQIA2S+, neurodivergent, and people with disabilities are injured, killed, or denied equal protection by police on a daily basis. Community Law Office was founded to aid victims of police misconduct in fighting for their rights and changing the cycle of violence.

Police brutality is an abuse of power, and it is unconstitutional. Police officers may not use excessive force that is disproportionate to the risk of harm. Instead, the public has the right to expect police officers to act with reasonable force that is appropriate for the situation. This right applies to every member of the public—even ones that have committed crimes, who are being arrested, or who are already in police custody or prison.

Community Law Office specializes in representing individuals who have experienced police brutality and other forms of police misconduct. Contact us to learn more about your recovery options.

Other Misconduct

Police brutality receives the most attention in the media, but other forms of law enforcement misconduct are equally as traumatic. Other misconduct includes:

  • Deliberate indifference to a detainee’s medical needs
  • False arrest
  • Failure to intervene
  • Assault
  • Sexual assault

To learn more about your rights about any of these topics, contact Community Law Office to set up a consultation.

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