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Police Brutality Claims Can Be tough, but so are you

Many of us have seen evidence of police violence on the news, the internet, and even on our own streets. You may have been a victim of police misconduct. It’s not always a violent situation, either—you may not have been injured by the police, but you may have been wrongfully arrested, intimidated, or threatened.

Whether you suffered police brutality or the police infringed on your rights in other ways, it can be hard to report a case of police misconduct. The police are supposed to protect and serve you, so who steps forward when they don’t treat residents with care and respect? You need a lawyer who can be just as tough.

At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we understand that many think their police misconduct claims are unwinnable. Increase your chances of a successful result by partnering with a dedicated New York City police misconduct lawyer. We can represent you in court, defend your rights, and seek justice and compensation for your suffering.

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Your Rights when a Police Officer Abuses Their Power

When a police officer acts in an inappropriate or dangerous way, your civil rights are there to protect you. When those rights are violated, you are entitled to justice and compensation. You have rights that protect you from misconduct and brutality by the police, and a lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you uphold those civil rights.

Scroll through to view some of your protected rights

the civil rights act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people against discrimination based on race, sex, and other factors. If you believe the police targeted you because of your race, national origin, religion, or other aspects of your identity, you may have grounds to sue.

section 1983

Section 1983 – This section of the U.S. Code gives victims of civil rights violations a chance to sue. Although this often refers to excessive force, it can apply to other actions in which a representative of the state violated your rights.

the fourth amendment

This right protects you from unlawful search and seizure. A police officer must have probable cause to search your person, home, or vehicle. If they don’t have probable cause, they may be infringing on your civil rights.

the miranda rights

If you’ve watched a police procedural, you may have heard of the right to remain silent. That means you don’t have to tell the police anything you don’t have to. If they force you to tell them anything, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.

the first amendment

In the U.S., you have a right to speak freely and peacefully protest. The police cannot legally stop that. If you were arrested during a peaceful protest, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.

the fourth amendment

This right protects you from unlawful search and seizure. A police officer must have probable cause to search your person, home, or vehicle. If they don’t have probable cause, they may be infringing on your civil rights.

Types of Claims We Can Handle

Police misconduct covers a range of behaviors, from using excessive force to witness tampering. These actions prevent the justice system from working as it should, and it leads to injustices against residents of the U.S.

Right now, many people are thinking about police brutality. You may have been subjected to an illegal chokehold. You may have been beaten, shot, or severely injured in other ways. When the police use unnecessary force against you, you have an opportunity to seek justice with the help of a New York City police brutality lawyer.

But police misconduct doesn’t have to be physical to be wrong. A police officer may have threatened to harm you. They may have planted evidence to frame you for a crime you didn’t commit. They may have coerced a confession from you or unlawfully arrested you.

All these actions are considered police misconduct. They can all be grounds for a lawsuit. If you believe you’ve been subjected to police misconduct, talk to the lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. We will listen to the details of your claim, gather evidence, and help you file a lawsuit for the justice you deserve. Don’t delay.

search police lawsuit records

New laws have made it easier than ever to access police lawsuit records. Now, you have a chance to expose police officers with a record of misconduct. Your police brutality lawyer can help you search these records and use them in the courtroom to get justice.

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