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Michigan Police Brutality & Misconduct Lawyers

Michigan Police Brutality Lawyer

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Michigan Police Brutality LawyerA Michigan police brutality lawyer at Moss & Colella P.C. can help you when police overstep their bounds of authority. Where is justice for the victims? Can the police just get away with violating a citizen’s civil rights?

Law enforcement personnel are employed to protect us from harm, not initiate it. The law protects all citizens, including people accused or convicted of crimes, from violence at the hands of the police. The attorneys at Moss & Colella P. C. provide strong representation to victims in police brutality cases all throughout Michigan, including Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties.

If you are a victim of police brutality, it is necessary that you contact a Michigan police misconduct lawyer immediately. According to the law, a police officer may use only as much physical force that is needed to mediate a situation. If a citizen is involved in a routine traffic stop or arrest and is respectful and cooperative with the officer, no physical harm should be required. While every case is unique and legal outcomes can vary, our firm has won jury trials and obtained compensation settlements in many Michigan police brutality cases.

Forms of Police Brutality in Michigan 

Police brutality comes in numerous different forms and is a violation of the Fourth Amendment. Such forms include, but are not limited to; police pursuits, improper usage of restraints, extreme force (physical forces, taser usage, dog attacks, gun injuries, or sexual assault), and even coercive or unlawful questioning a victim.

Though officers are typically allowed to use whatever force deemed necessary to defend themselves or to successfully make an arrest, some instances cross a line and can cause unreasonably injuries to a victim; requiring liability from the particular officer(s). A Michigan police misconduct lawyer can help you in these situations. Our attorneys are well experienced when it comes to Michigan police misconduct cases.

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What Rights Do I Have as the Victim of Police Brutality?

Various factors can encompass police brutality – including complex and wide-extending laws that protect citizens, like you, from abuse or mistreatment at the hands of law enforcement officers. Under Title 42 in the United States Code is Section 1983; a heavily relied on statute for police misconduct cases. This section makes it illegal for any person acting under State law to deprive another person of his or her rights.

Although complicated, Section 1983 and its relating statutes and laws are a necessary part of American’s civil rights. Every Michigan police misconduct case requires the need of an experienced and knowledgeable Michigan police misconduct lawyer who understands such statutes and laws to rightfully win a victim’s case; that is why we are here to help.

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Michigan Police Misconduct & Excessive Force Cases

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False Arrest Lawsuits

An officer’s ability to detain or imprison individuals are limited – including for reasonable suspicion and probable cause. Wrongful and unjustly imprisonment can cause financial and even emotional perils that of which could justify entitlements to restore stability of a victim of false arrest.

 

Police Taser Lawsuits

Designed to act as a non-lethal option in order to apprehend a dangerous subject, police tasers account for being a leading cause of paralysis, as well accidental fatalities at a shockingly high rate. The most common causes of injuries due to police tasers are typically a result of inadequate training and excessive usage of officers. With help of an experienced and skilled lawyer, justice will be sought for victims of taser assaults.

 

Police Shooting Death Lawsuits

Firearms are to only be used by officers as a last resort – yet the number of wrongfully shooting deaths in America have been an ever-increasing number. With the help lawyers, compensation may be available for any situation where an officer injures or kills a victim through negligence and irresponsibility.

Injuries Resulting from Police Brutality in Michigan

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Numerous forms of injuries can stem as a result of police brutality, including the following:

  • physical injuries – bruises, strains, sprains, and lacerations),
  • serious physical injuries – broken bones, brain juries, spinal cord injuries, and internal injuries), or
  • emotional traumasPTSD and/or an ongoing fear of law enforcement officers).

It is essential for victims who have been subjected to such instances to act fast in regard to a police brutality case. Upon request, victims may be able to preserve video footage of the attack as evidence. Communicating to any witnesses who may have seen the incident could also be beneficial. Nonetheless, the top priority of a victim is their health; any medical treatments necessary should be taken care of immediately as medical records may be admissible in court. A Michigan police misconduct lawyer at our firm can help you file a Michigan police brutality lawsuit.

Police Brutality or Misconduct in Michigan – A Tort in Civil Court

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In civil court, a “legal wrong” is known as a tort. In police brutality cases, personal injuries due to a law enforcement officer’s actions are brought forward as a claim to civil courts. There have also been cases against officers who violated a victim’s constitutional rights.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of police brutality, contact a police brutality lawyer in Michigan at our firm today for a free consultation. A Police misconduct lawyer in Michigan is a valuable resource to anyone harmed by the negligence of an officer.

Verdicts & Settlements

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Police Shooting

Officers were called to the home of a man suspected of an overdose. The man refused medical care. Officers at the scene became verbally aggressive in their commands, prompting the man to physically resist their attempts to transport him to a hospital. The officers allege that the man threw a karate style kick and began to choke one of the officers while the other fired his weapon at the man in defense of his fellow officer. As a result, the man suffered a gun-shot wound to the abdomen and nerve damage in his leg. The defense offered $5,000.00 prior to trial. Jury Verdict:

 $495,000

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Sexual Harassment

At a national restaurant chain, a female kitchen staff employee was a victim of sexual harassment. This harassment ultimately forced her to quit her job when the employer failed to take the necessary measures to stop this harassment. The verdict was:

 $100,000

 

Jail Death

When discussing the criminal justice system, death and negligence should never be in the same sentence. In this case, failure to properly house a mentally ill inmate, resulted in an inmate- on- inmate assault, ultimately leading to an inmate’s death. The settlement was:

 $600,000

 

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