Police Brutality and Misconduct
Police brutality occurs when a law enforcement officer uses excessive force, beyond the means of normal protocol. Though this typically occurs in a physical manner, police brutality has also been reported as psychological and verbal abuse, as well. If you interacted with a police officer and feel that he or she used excessive force or threat in your engagement, you may be able to bring that individual to court.
Even if you are facing your own criminal changes, this kind of police behavior is unacceptable. To learn more about your rights following an incident of this nature, contact Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595 today.
Brutality is just one of many forms of police misconduct. Other forms include the following:
- False arrest
- Racial profiling
- Sexual abuse
- Police corruption
- Surveillance abuse
- Discrimination due to religion, political affiliation or socioeconomic status
Police brutality is often difficult to prove in a court of law, so it is imperative to employ legal representation before pursing your claim. That way, you can be confident that your case is being presented in the most persuasive, accurate way in front of a judge or jury. In addition, a Milwaukee criminal defense attorney can also work with you on any criminal charge you are facing and may be able to obtain a favorable result for you on that claim, as well.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of police brutality or any other form of police misconduct, call the Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595 today.
Written by Michael Hart & Craig PowellLast Updated : January 13, 2016