In the United States in January 2015, 91 people reportedly were killed by police officers. Police brutality has been in the news for decades. It was frequent in the 1960s and 1970s, and it’s re-emerging now in the 21st century. Many still turn a blind eye to police brutality, so if you are a victim, you need legal assistance as quickly as possible. Discuss any incident of police brutality in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with an experienced Dallas police brutality attorney at the Weaver Injury Law Firm. In some cases, you may be able to take legal action and win compensation for any injuries sustained or pain suffered.
When Force is Excessive
When a law enforcement officer uses excessive force, it can include the abuse of tasers, batons, pepper spray, handcuffs, or choke holds. When police brutality is alleged, the police may conduct their own investigation, but who can trust abusers who investigate themselves? Sometimes, the evidence in fact justifies a police officer’s action, but when the evidence points to excessive force, an experienced Dallas police brutality attorney at the Weaver Injury Law Firm can fight for justice – and possibly also for compensation – on your behalf.
Your Constitutional Rights
The Constitution limits how far the police can go in their effort to enforce the law. It’s no surprise that sometimes they cross the line and violate constitutional rights. However, civil rights laws were enacted to protect us from abuses by the government including police misconduct. You have the right to sue when you are a victim of excessive force or brutality. However, the police are immune by law from lawsuits charging simple negligence. The police must engage in willful, unreasonable conduct that violates an individual’s constitutional rights before legal action can be taken. Have you been a victim of police brutality in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? If you believe that your constitutional rights may have been violated by the police – or if you have been assaulted or otherwise abused by a law enforcement officer – call the Weaver Injury Law Firm at 214-238-9000 and speak today with an experienced Dallas police brutality lawyer.