Police brutality is an assault case when the violence was perpetrated by an officer of the law. This assault becomes a civil rights violation because you have a constitutional right to not be abused by law enforcement. You have 90 days from the time you were abused to file a notice of claim.
If you have suffered police brutality or assault, contact our law firm immediately so we can file the necessary paperwork and begin building your case. Brooklyn police brutality attorney Edward Friedman has 26 years of experience handling the civil rights cases in New York City.
Use of Excessive Force During an Arrest
The police are authorized to use force that is equal to the threat they are facing. When the force they use greatly exceeds the situation they are trying to control, you run the risk of becoming a victim of police brutality.
The phrase "excessive force" does not necessarily mean you have to sustain severe injuries. If the police use force above and beyond what is necessary to diffuse the situation, that is considered excessive.
If you have been in a situation where police used excessive force, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. It is necessary to have a medical professional document your injuries with photographs and a medical chart soon after the event. Then you should speak with a lawyer about your case. We can help you investigate the use of excessive force in your case and seek compensation for the harm caused to you.
If you have suffered police brutality in New York City, contact the office of attorney Edward Friedman. We are available any time by appointment.