What to do After an Incident of Police Brutality in Washington D.C.

Though our nation is composed of some of the bravest, hard-working, loyal, and trustworthy police officers in the world, there are certain instances where this trust is abused. If you are a victim of police brutality, you most likely feel betrayed and enraged than a person of the law could do such a thing. Please read on and reach out to our experienced firm to learn more about how we can help you recover the compensation you need to get back on your feet once again. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What defines police brutality?

Police brutality is the unreasonable or excessive use of force against an individual, causing serious injuries, and potentially even death to a civilian. Police brutality can rear its ugly head in many forms, shapes, and sizes, though the most common are as follows:

  • Excessive use of force
  • False imprisonment
  • Wrongful arrest
  • Improper or unwarranted use of firearms
  • Assault and battery
  • Negligent, reckless, or unnecessary police chases

How do I sue law enforcement?

Though suing a law enforcement officer or agency can be difficult, you’ve come to the right place. We are a firm composed of experienced attorneys who are more than empathetic with your unfortunate situation, which is why you have our unwavering support and dedication in representing your case. If you can prove that the officer either did not have valid grounds to use physical force against you or that the physical force was by far unnecessary and excessive, there is a very good chance you will qualify for financial compensation.

One of the most important tools we have to prove these types of personal injury claims is using police bodycam footage. However, if the bodycam was turned off or dysfunctional at the time of the incident, we may still work to uncover security camera footage of the accident as it happened. Additionally, it always helps to ask all witnesses of the accident for their contact information, as they may verify your claim if need be.

Lastly, you should bear in mind that one of the most important things you can do after an incident of police brutality is to seek immediate medical treatment. A physician will treat your injuries accordingly and will provide you with medical documentation detailing the extent and origin of your injuries, such as a gunshot or police baton wound. If you find yourself in this extremely unfortunate situation, please reach out to our firm. We are here to help you attain the justice you deserve.

Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.