police brutality lawyers in Pewaukee Wisconsin

Police brutality occurs when officers overstep their prescribed duties and act to cause harm to citizens. Situations may require the use of force, but excessive force may cause serious injury, and death as seen in many cases across the United States.  Excessive force is not the only violation of police brutality. Other actions include false arrest and wrongful imprisonment; wrongful search and seizure activity; sexual harassment; racial and gender discrimination; and general abuse against civilians.  Police brutality is an illegal and actionable offense, when misguided police officers overstep the boundaries of their “allowed use of force” as defined by individual state and local policy, based in part, upon the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Identify police misconduct.

If you have had your civil rights violated by an action of police brutality resulting in any of the common forms of police brutality, contact professional legal counsel to discuss possible remedies.

  • Excessive Force – utilizing more physical force than necessary to subdue a criminal causing bodily harm or death; examples include the use of a taser or pepper spray, forceful beating, continuous beating after victim is subdued, choke holds, unlawful arrests, shooting unarmed victim and deadly force.
  • Sexual Assault – if a police officer has engaged in sexual harassment or abuse, under the guise of their professional employment, it is a form of police brutality where civil and criminal legal action may be brought against that officer
  • False Arrest and Wrongful Imprisonment – unlawful restraint of a person’s freedom of movement by another acting in perceived accordance with the law.
  • Wrongful Search and Seizure Activity – protection from “unreasonable searches and seizures” notwithstanding probable cause enabling a search warrant.
  • Racial and Gender Discrimination – bias-based policing is the intentional practice by an individual law enforcement officer who incorporates prejudicial judgments based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, religious beliefs, or age that are inappropriately applied in the performance of his/her duties.

Pewaukee Police actions to restore community trust.

Police misconduct in the United States has increased to the point where community trust has eroded, resulting in a dangerous climate for both citizens and law enforcement individuals.  The Pewaukee Police Department has taken measures to fortify community-wide initiatives and make themselves more visible in the community through programs such as Lake Patrol, School Resource Officers, Civil Disturbance Unit, Neighborhood Watch, Honor Guard, Bicycle Patrol, D.A.R.E., Shop With a Cop, and an increased social media presence, allowing a community open format to interact with the police department in a casual manner.  Along with the positive presence in the community, the department has developed policies outlining internal checks and balances to reduce police brutality.

Complaints to Pewaukee Police for misconduct.

Complaints can be made to the department by contacting the Waukesha County Communications Center at 262-446-5070, where officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  If you need additional information, do not hesitate to contact our agency in person, by telephone or at [email protected] or come into the office at 235 Hickory Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072.

Seek legal counsel.

Call the Gende Law Offices to see if your civil rights have been violated through harmful actions of police misconduct, and if there is a potential case for damages. Damages may include hospital/medical expenses; past and future permanent disability payments; emotional distress including depression and anxiety; loss of enjoyment of life; physical pain and suffering; and loss of love and companionship due to a death or serious injury caused by police brutality through excessive force or other harmful actions affecting your livelihood and community standing.

Gende Law Office, S.C.

N28W 23000 Roundy Drive,  #200

Pewaukee, WI 53072

Phone:(262) 465-6110

Fax:(262) 970 7100

 

Sources:

http://www.villageofpewaukee.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2018-Annual-Report.pdf

https://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_Am4.html