For the most part, law enforcement officers are heroes in uniforms who protect us and our loved ones even if it means putting their own lives on the line. However, it is almost human nature for those in power and authority to exploit it and this once in a while happens with law enforcement officers too, and one such manifestation of it is incidents or police brutality or the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers.
So what are our rights which protect us against such police brutality? Well, thanks to the constitution, we have several rights and protections which if violated we can go ahead and file a civil lawsuit and recover damages, be it economic damages or non-economic damages.
This is where USAttorneys.com comes into the picture. You right around the corner from finding the legal help you need to deal with this situation. It does not have to be a Rodney King like circumstance for it to be police brutality. That was police brutality on steroids. Police brutality exists in many forms.
This is America. This is not Russia or Cuba, human rights matter here. If the police harm you, or anyone its force does, when you were being cooperative and so on, you may have a case. Call up a legal counselor today. Fight this. We do not need police officers of this caliber roaming the streets with assault weapons and in the uniform.
Types of police brutality cases
We know that police brutality and abuse can come in any form or manner as just stated. We may see a case tomorrow which is unlike any other police brutality case we have seen in the past. However, if we have to sit down and objectively spec out some of the most common types of police brutality cases, they would be as follows:
- Wrongful death by police
- Wrongful shootings
- Hog – tying
- Restraint related suffocation
- The use of spit hoods
- Choke hold
- Unnecessary use of less lethal weapons such as beanbag guns, batons, pepper spray, or chemical spray
Once in a rare situation, overzealous law enforcement officers simply violate the rights of their supposed suspects without any justification or reason for doing so. Such officers need to be held accountable for their actions. Failure to do so will only result in them continuing to harass and assault innocent civilians just because they can, and lives may be lost.
So how do you hold them accountable? And more importantly, how do you receive compensatory awards for being subjected to police brutality or excessive force by a law enforcement officer? The answer is that you seek the best legal counsel possible to take the appropriate legal action necessary and make sure you well compensated.
Some common challenges faced in police misconduct cases
In most police brutality or misconduct cases, if the injuries incurred were not severe and immediately noticeable or if the whole incident was not recorded and so there is not much photo graphic or video graphic evidence of it, you can rest assured the law enforcement unit will not agree to offer you a settlement, and your only hope is to file a lawsuit, prove the lawsuit, and win it.
However, this involves several challenges of varying difficult such as the possibility of an appeal, the perks the law enforcement officer has just courtesy of the fact that he\she is an officer of the law, etc.
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