Most police officers are committed and ethical. They work a difficult, life-threatening job, and their days are extraordinarily stressful. However, police officers also exercise a great deal of control over the lives of the people they interact with, and an abuse of this power is particularly egregious. The personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have experience helping the innocent victims of police brutality pursue justice and compensation.
The physical, emotional, financial and legal consequences of police brutality can be staggering. We place a lot of trust in the police, and a betrayal of that trust should not go unacknowledged or un-pursued. And our police brutality lawyers will not allow that.
At The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, we’ll be there for you. Our police brutality lawyers will listen to your story and advise you on how best to proceed with your claim.
If you’ve been the victim of police brutality, a personal injury lawyer can help. Please call The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess today at 225-922-4416 for a free consultation.
Examples of Police Brutality
Most of us are familiar with the sad, sordid recordings that catch what we usually think of as “police brutality” physical violence perpetrated by a police officer on a restrained or otherwise helpless suspect. And these cases are horrible.
However, our police brutality lawyers understand that police misconduct has many different forms, including:
- Unnecessary physical violence
- Unnecessary and degrading strip searches
- Sexual assault
- Coercion, blackmail or other uses of police power to force you into doing something you don’t want to do
- Racial profiling
Our personal injury lawyers recognize that these behavior are relatively rare. However, one case of police brutality is one too many, and there are far more instances than that.
What To Do After Being Victimized
Police brutality cases present several challenges to victims and their lawyers. Many victims are hurt, then go straight to jail, adding a terrifying element to their trauma.
If you are free to act after your incident, our police brutality lawyers recommend you:
- Document everything, especially your injuries. Take photos; it’s impossible to take too many.
- Seek medical attention immediately
- Get the names of any witnesses at the scene
- Speak to our personal injury lawyers immediately
You can speak to us at a free, no-obligation initial consultation. This conversation is confidential and will not be shared with law enforcement officials.
If you would like to speak to a personal injury lawyer who also has experience as a police brutality lawyer, please contact The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess today.