As a society we all strive to respect and support those who put their lives on the line each day to protect the community at large. Whether they are members of the local police force, national armed forces, or first responders in the communities we live in, we honor their commitment and sacrifices. Unfortunately, there are some members of these groups who exceed the powers entrusted to them and violate the rights of the very citizens they are supposed to protect and serve. These cases fall under the umbrella of police brutality.
Police brutality can come in many forms such as: the use of excessive force; illegal stop and frisk; racial profiling; retaliation against freedom of speech; and manufacturing false evidence and charges. Each act, or the failure to act by fellow officers who observe the misconduct, must be accounted for. This is often accomplished by suing the offender in Federal and/or State court for police brutality.
Most likely you’ve heard about what happened in Bronx, NY, (the wrongful death and shooting of Ramarley Graham), and in Ferguson, MO. (the wrongful death and shooting of Michael Brown). Another police brutality story making national headlines happened in Baltimore, MD., where Freddie Gray died shortly after being taken into police custody. While some cases of police brutality do get national recognition, many others do not, and serve as an important reminder of the need to safeguard our constitutional rights.
We want to believe that our law enforcement officials are always working towards the betterment of the common good but that is not always the case. Police brutality is an unfortunate reality.
If you believe you have been a victim of Police brutality, the Manhattan Law Firm of Emdin & Russell LLP, serving all five boroughs of New York City, is ready to take up your case, help you to seek justice and recompense for your experience at the hands of overzealous police officers who grossly overstepped their mandate. Our highly experienced team of lawyers and legal support staff will ensure that the misconduct is brought to light.
The Partners at Emdin & Russell, LLP., work with community based organizations, locally and nationally, such as Cop Watch Patrol Unit, National Action Network, The Justice League, National Police Accountability Project, The Justice Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union to ensure police accountability and reform of practices, procedures and protocol.
You can rely upon the attorneys at the Manhattan Law Firm of Emdin & Russell LLP to represent and counsel you through the Police Brutality claims process.