In recent years, police brutality and misconduct has come under intense national scrutiny. Local law enforcement officers have an incredibly difficult job in the District but this is no excuse for physically and verbally abusing the people in our communities. If you have suffered serious bodily injury or have experienced the wrongful death of a loved one as the result of police brutality in our nation’s capital, look to an experienced Washington DC police brutality lawyer at the office of Trombly & Singer, PLLC. We are well versed in the laws governing the use of excessive force and other types of police misconduct. Our legal team can help you understand your rights and explore the legal options available to you if those rights have been violated by a police officer.
What Is Police Brutality?
Police brutality is the use of “unreasonable” or excessive force causing serious personal injury or wrongful death to the individual being arrested. Police brutality includes, but is certainly not limited to, the following:
- Wrongful arrest
- False imprisonment
- Civil rights violations
Though they are entrusted with the enforcement of the law, police officers must abide by an established set of guidelines when dealing with suspects and other individuals. When they use unjustifiable tactics during arresting or restraining an individual, they must be held responsible for any injuries or damages that result from their misconduct. Civil and human rights still remain even though you may be charged with a crime. If you or a family member was the victim of police misconduct, it is important you speak with a Washington DC personal injury lawyer with experience handling police brutality cases.
Seek Justice for Police Brutality in DC
According to the law, an officer is only allowed to use physical force as needed to control a situation. If an individual is compliant with police requests and directions, no physical force should be applied since there is calm and control of the situation. The attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are dedicated to ensuring that your claims are not ignored. Many complaints are tossed aside and not taken seriously, as if the accuser is lying about the situation. Unfortunately, a great deal of victims of police brutality and other misconduct, such as racial profiling, did not commit any crime. Our Washington DC police brutality attorneys represent individuals who have been arrested and experienced police misconduct, as well as people who are are police misconduct victims and were not arrested or had anything to do with the situation in the first place.
Unfortunately, a great deal of victims of police brutality and other misconduct, such as racial profiling, did not commit any crime. Our Washington DC police brutality attorneys represent individuals who have been arrested and experienced police misconduct, as well as people who are police misconduct victims and were not arrested or had anything to do with the situation in the first place.
Call a Washington DC Police Brutality Lawyer
At Trombly & Singer, PLLC, our lawyers work with clients who have police brutality claims in Washington, DC, Baltimore City, throughout Maryland including Prince George’s County, and, with the assistance of local counsel, in Virginia and other jurisdictions. Contact us to set up a free initial consultation with one of our seasoned attorneys.