Philadelphia Police Brutality Attorney
The Philadelphia Police Brutality Lawyers at The Zeiger Firm, understand that when the police use excessive force in doing their job, the police must be held accountable for their actions. Our Philadelphia Police Brutality Attorneys hold arresting officers accountable for their actions. At The Zeiger Firm, our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and NJ Police Brutality Civil Rights lawyers have one goal – to represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. Because defending the accused is a core practice area of our firm, our Philadelphia Police Brutality Lawyers know how to deal with police officers who violate the public’s trust be using excessive force. We also recognize that, at times, the police who are supposed to protect us, act outside of their authority, often causing serious physical, psychological and emotional injuries, when police brutality occurs. We aggressively fight against police brutality and make sure that our clients are compensated for this conduct.
Police brutality often occurs when the police use excessive use force, make improper or illegal arrests, or falsely imprison a person. When police officers use excessive force or make a false arrest, they have violated your civil rights, your state and federal Constitutional rights. You have to right make claims against them under state and federal law. There are different types of claims depending upon what the police did, although many cases are filed under Title 42, Section 1983 of the U.S. Code.
The most frequent police brutality claims allege the use of excessive force/police brutality, false or unlawful arrest, or false imprisonment. An excessive force claim arises when police and other law enforcement agents respond to a situation using more physical force than necessary to control the situation. Often, the police officers used a weapon or unnecessarily beat a person. False arrest claims arise when a police officer arrests someone without having “probable cause” that the person is committing or has committed a crime and that the person being arrested is a responsible party. Finally, a false imprisonment claim arises when police or other law enforcement agents use unauthorized bodily restraint, not necessarily placing them in jail.
At The Zeiger Firm, we have represented clients in State and Federal courts who have been injured by police brutality, and we handle these cases aggressively. Many of these cases require immediate investigation, and we know that prompt action can be difference between winning and losing these cases. That is why, when you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania attorney to represent you, a family member or friend in a police brutality case, contact The Zeiger Firm, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. To arrange a consultation, please give us a call at 215-546-0340 or send us an email via the form below.