A 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.