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What is police brutality?

What is police brutality?

Traditionally, police brutality occurs when law enforcement employs “excessive force” during a stop, search, detention or arrest of an individual. Excessive force cases may be filed in state or federal court as such acts involve state common law torts (namely assault and/or battery) and civil rights infringements under the Fourth Amendment which may be pursued Read More

What can be done about police brutality?

Lawsuits for money damages may be filed against individual officers and the cities and counties that employ them for acts of police brutality. Such lawsuits are similar–but in many ways quite different–from traditional personal injury lawsuits. They are typically brought by firms like Henley & Henley, P.C., on contingency fee agreements. That is the client Read More