Law enforcement officers are vested with a lot of power and trust. They are meant to use these powers to safe guard our communities and keep bad guys of the streets. However, where there is power, there is abuse and this is true with law enforcement officers too.
It is not uncommon as we have seen with incidents in the recent past for police officers to use excessive force for no apparent reason against suspects which sometimes leads to injury or even death of the suspect. There is no excuse for such police brutality where officers have used excessive force.
However, if and when these kinds of incidents occur, the officer or officers guilty of it should be held responsible for their actions and should be made to face the music. Failure to do so will only result in the officer continuing with such abuse and doing it to more victims.
In the event that you have been subjected to excessive force by a law enforcement officer, you may certainly claim for damages such as economic and non-economic damages by filing a civil lawsuit. You have certain civil rights and protections and when those are violated by anyone (cop or not) you can go ahead and take legal action against the perpetrator.
It is not that hard to do so. We have the legal representatives to carry out this mission and help shine a spotlight on this despicable behavior. You only need one legal warrior to work with you on this. USAttorneys.com has an unofficial contract with America, help us fulfill our unwritten duties in helping you find the legal pro that you need in your life right now.
First step to take as a victim of police brutality
The best course of action after such an incident would be to contact a competent legal pro who you can narrate what happened to you and understand what you can do about it going forward. Some of the things that fall under the umbrella of police brutality as per the laws in the state of Delaware are as follows:
- Excessive police force/unnecessary force
- Section 1983 actions
- Police assault
- Verbal abuse
- Abuse of power
- Inappropriate shooting/use of weapon (hand gun, taser gun, stun gun)
- False arrests/wrongful detainment
- Other police brutality
Unfortunately, most people are not aware of the fact that they have some legal options in order to right the wrongs. They wrongly believe that there is nothing they can do to seek justice since the people they are up against are the police.
However, this is far from the truth and furthermore, this kind of an outlook is exactly what allows for and even fuels police brutality. To reiterate, there is no excuse for police brutality and as a community, Delaware should have zero tolerance towards such abuse as all states should. This is not Cuba or Venezuela!
You have legal rights
It all starts by arranging a consultation with an experienced, certainly a diligent and astute, police brutality lawyer in Delaware so that you understand how to go about handling your case. We’ve made that task easy. On USAttorneys.com we have a comprehensive interactive map you can click on and zoom in on the best legal professionals in your county.
We also have a powerful local lawyers’ directory search engine on our home page. Both thee options will present you with a list of contact details of attorneys who have decades of experience and if they do not then they make up for it in other ways perhaps with a lighter case load, perseverance, reliability, lower percentage rates at the end, and so on in dealing with cases of police misconduct. Is your cell phone charged up? Click and call!
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We focus on delivering an outstanding service every day. We know people are alive because of the work we do. We want to root out this behavior in our police force. If you have been treated improperly, we have the attorney for you. Legal help is right around the cyber corner!