• Can I Take a Picture of Police Making an Arrest?

    Can I take a picture of Police Making an Arrest? For certain the answer is yes. The issue is what will the police officers do to you once they see you taking the picture, and what remedy you have against the police? There are two separate actions the police can take that may be actionable. If they assault you and/or break your camera. If they can arrest you for something.

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  • What to do if You are Victim of Police Brutality

    What to do if You are Victim of Police Brutality Violent or abusive encounters with law enforcement officers can be traumatizing. Not only do victims suffer injury at the hands of police officers, but often find themselves arrested and stuck in jail for some time afterward. It is not surprising that these encounters can leave victims upset, in pain, and wanting justice.

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  • What makes a good police brutality case?

    Potential clients always ask me, “What makes a good police brutality case?” Damages. Good damages makes a good police brutality case. I have clients all the time tell me about some of the most outrageous police conduct. Then I ask, “what is your worst injury?” The answer to that question that controls how much your case is worth.

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  • FAQs Regarding Police Brutality Claims

    Q. What is considered to be police brutality? A. Police brutality occurs when law enforcement officers use unnecessary or excessive force when dealing with a member of the public. Such force may include improper use of a stun gun or taser, unjustified shooting, police dog attacks, intentional assaults and related cover-ups, and more.

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  • Qualified Immunity

    In my police brutality case, my lawyer tells me I might have a tough case because of qualified immunity. What is qualified immunity and how does it effect my civil rights case? The police came to my house in the very early morning with a warrant for my brother. My brother has never lived at my house so I have no idea why they had a warrant for my house.

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  • Naming the Defendant in a Police Brutality Case

    I was assaulted by police officers. They stopped me for no reason. They held me on the scene and I asked them why I was stopped. One of the cops punched me in the face and told me to shut the fuck up. I asked him why he was such a coward that he had to hit me. He then broke my arm by taking me to the ground and stomping me. I told him to go fuck himself.

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  • Monell Claim

    Does anyone ever win a Monell Claim? A Monell Claim gives you a cause of action agains the government for failure to train and supervise. These are very hard to win. In our experience, when we have a valid Monell Claim, the defendants fold almost immediately and offer to settle. A great example of a clear Monell Claim is the case of the Philadelphia narcotics offers ch ...

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  • Taser Malfunction

    When there is a taser malfunction, what happens and what are difference types of taser malfunctions? A taser malfunction can happen in two ways. First the taser can fail to charge, so the officer believes that he is about to taser someone, but when they fire the taser, there is little or no electricity shooting through the prongs and the person is actually not tased at all.

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  • Prisoners’ Rights

    If a corrections officer assaults an inmate, can the inmate sue the corrections officer. What are Prisoners’ Rights in these situations? Prisoners’ rights cases are very difficult to win. However, the standard for excessive force is the same as if it would be against a police officer. Things that our lawyers look for in reviewing a case is whether the inmate was arreste ...

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  • Malicious Prosecution in 42 USC 1983 Cases

    What do I have to show to be successful for Malicious Prosecution in 42 USC 1983 Cases? In these cases, the following elements must all be proved by the Plaintiff: (1) prosecution for a criminal offense; (2) instigated without probable cause; (3) with malice; (4) under a valid warrant, accusation or summons; (5) which has terminated favorably to the plaintiff; and (6) has damaged the pla.

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