Bakersfield Police Misconduct Lawyers
Police misconduct and police brutality incidents affect the lives of thousands of people every year. Abuse of police power is a serious matter that affects people beyond the victim and his or her family. Without the rule of law, the values that the police seek to protect are meaningless. Simply put, police misconduct and police brutality, denial of civil rights and other police misconduct have the effect of undermining the U.S. Constitution.
If you are a victim of police brutality or police misconduct, or have had your civil rights violated, you probably feel alone, scared, and unsure of what steps to take, but it is extremely important that you take the necessary steps to hold those who harmed you accountable. By taking a proactive approach to the police misconduct or police brutality you have experienced at the hands of law enforcement personnel, you can prevent others from going through the same thing. Even though police misconduct is often criminally prosecuted, victims can also hold rogue officers accountable through a police misconduct civil lawsuit.
Common forms of police misconduct include:
- Unnecessary or excessive use of force
- False imprisonment
- Illegal searches
- Planting evidence
SUCCESSFUL POLICE MISCONDUCT CASES
By filing a police misconduct lawsuit, victims can receive compensations for the harms they have suffered, but perhaps more importantly, they can seek justice and send a strong message to law enforcement that police misconduct will not be tolerated by the community.
The Bakersfield police misconduct lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Stiles have extensive experience handling police misconduct and civil rights cases. For example:
- We obtained a record $8.8 million settlement on behalf of a couple who were struck and killed by an officer’s speeding patrol vehicle.
- We obtained a $6 million settlement on behalf of a man who was beaten to death by jail deputies.
- We recovered $3.4 million by a father of four who was beaten to death of nine law enforcement officers.
We have also obtained significant settlements in other cases involving police misconduct, sexual abuse by officers, police brutality and wrongful death. If you or someone you know has been a victim of police misconduct or police brutality, contact the Bakersfield police misconduct lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Stiles immediately.
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