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Michigan Police Brutality & Excessive Force Lawyers

Michigan Police Brutality/Excess Force Facts

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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 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.

You do have rights! Contact Moss & Colella to speak with a Michigan police brutality attorney. Our qualified and experienced attorneys will offer a confidential and honest assessment of your case.

Our firm has the experience to take on any police brutality case. We can handle cases involving police beatings, police shootings, false arrest, taser & stun gun abuse and much more. We know how to win police brutality cases.

We take pride in the fact that we are the law firm that other law firms turn to when they need help. Frequently, these firms turn to us at the point when a case gets too complicated or messy for them. They trust us enough to put our clients’ futures in their hands. They know that we will work hard to get results.

We have built a strong record of success throughout the years. That record is based on our willingness to take matters as far as they can go. We prepare for trial in every situation, because we want to make it clear to the opposition how serious we are. If they are not willing to offer a fair settlement, we will take the next steps. We will work hard to get you the results you deserve.

Our law office is ready to take on the serious challenge of any police brutality case. Contact us today to discuss your situation and find out how we can help.

Fighting For What's Right

The Moss & Colella Law Firm

Our law firm handles all types of Police brutality & excessive force cases for people in Detroit and throughout Michigan. Time and time again, we see that these cases are caused by negligence of officers failing to take proper cautions. Officers undergo several hundred hours of training to handle all types of complex situations and when this training is not properly followed, people often get hurt and even killed. Our team of lawyers, investigators and experts are here to help you build a strong case designed to get results. If you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injury, we are ready to go to work for you. If you have lost a family member due to wrongful death, our sympathetic lawyers are on your side.

Moss & Colella gets Results

Police Brutality & Excessive Force Cases

We know what it takes to get results.

We have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. The damage awards we have obtained are a result of hard, exhaustive work on behalf of the lawyers who are fighting for their client. We know what it takes to obtain the compensation you deserve and we take pride in the fact our success has led to recognition. In fact, when other lawyers have too heavy a load, a case too complicated, or they have to go to trial , they send their cases to us.

 

This validates the trust other law firms have with us because they know we will aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for their clients. Our record speaks for itself and we are ready to show you how our legal team has earned a reputation for success.

Michigan Police Brutality / Excess Force Lawyers

Dedicated to Serving You

Police officers are employed to protect us from harm, not to lash out with physical punishment. 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 for victims of police brutality throughout Michigan, including Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Senior Partner and Principal Shareholder and Co-Founder
A. Vince Colella
Founding Partner
Ryan Piekarski
Associate Attorney
Victor Balta
Associate Attorney
Associate Attorney

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

Michigan Sexual Harassment Lawyer

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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Client Testimonials

  • “Words can not express how grateful I am for the outcome of this case. It was truly a blessing to have this resolved sooner than expected. But without your help and my faith in your firm along with my faith on God, this may not have been possible. I appreciate everything you have done in orchestrating everything to this resolve, for your time and effort meant the world to me. I thank my friend for putting me in touch with such a talented group of people. You will always be considered my attorneys of choice for anything that comes up in the future that would render your services. This year has definitely been many blessings so far and I welcome many more to come. Thank you again for everything and may you continue to be blessed.”

    Janene
    Mother of Client
  • “I am very relieved and very happy with the outcome. I appreciate everything you and your firm did to see this through and I will be grateful for that always. You all came highly recommended and now I see why based on what you did in helping my son through a very challenging moment in his life. We will always be your fans:) Thank you again and may you always be Blessed…”

    Client
    Mother of Client
  • I do not only count on you as one bad ass lawyer, but also a friend. None of this would be possible without you. My deepest gratitude to you, Vic and all of the Moss & Colella team.

    Actual Client
  • I just wanted to thank you for putting your time and effort into my case. You did a wonderful job last Thursday. You are what people say you are, a wonderful lawyer.

    Adam
  • Very few people on this earth impress me. You are one of the very few. My family and I thank you for all you did. You are a good man!

    Jason
  • Other law firms would not take my case, they said it was too complicated. But David Moss took my case and got the result I was looking for in almost no time at all. I’m glad I didn’t listen to those other lawyers.

    Actual Client

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