Tag Archive for: police brutality lawyer

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New Haven Connecticut: Connecticut officer seen on video punching man should be fired.

New Haven's police chief says a city police officer seen on body camera footage kicking and punching a handcuffed man should be fired. Chief Otoniel Reyes said Friday he would recommend to the Board of Police Commissioners that Officer Jason…
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What level of force is pepper spray?

There are five levels of force an officer of the law can apply during their encounter with an individual, with level one being the least violent as there is no physical force involved. Each level serves as a step up on the use of force continuum…
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Can you sue a police department?

When a police officer displays rude behavior that might offend you but doesn’t violate your rights, you may consider filing a complaint with the department they work for. A complaint is a good way of notifying the department that one or more…
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What is police misconduct and corruption?

Although police misconduct and police corruption are generally used interchangeably when referring to unwarranted or illegal behavior displayed by an officer of the law, the two carry somewhat of a different meaning. Police misconduct is…
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Are police officers allowed to use chokeholds?

Every police department in the U.S. follows its own policy that outlines the conduct that is expected to be displayed by each and every law enforcement officer. Among the topics that are addressed in a department’s policy is use of force.…
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What is considered police brutality?

It’s when a police officer becomes violent and aggressive toward a compliant suspect during an arrest or sexually assaults a victim who is seeking support from their law enforcement agency. It’s the reason why a lack of trust exists between…
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Can I sue for police brutality?

According to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, an individual can sue for police brutality if an officer of the law deprives them of their rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws. Here’s how.   It starts with hiring…