Abuse suffered at the hands of the police or other law enforcement officers can affect you for the rest of your life. Physical harm and humiliation are bad enough, but doctored evidence or false statements made by the police can lead to a jail sentence.
Police brutality and police misconduct take on many different forms. Often what happens is that the police will use excessive force on a citizen and then try to justify it with false criminal charges of resisting arrest, or obstruction of justice, assault, and/or battery charges. The police hope that you are found guilty of one of the false criminal charges against you so that it will make it more difficult for you to sue the police for their own misconduct. We can help you with the criminal charges first so that your rights to sue the police for their misconduct is not impaired.
Whether it is with the unnecessary use of guns, tasers, batons, flashlights, brass knuckles or simply using handcuffs being used too tightly, we have had experience in taking on all forms of excessive force. We have also done numerous cases for false arrests based upon planting drugs, false allegations of wrongdoing, and arresting the wrong person. We have also gone to trial for police misconduct and police brutality when the police have wrongly obtained search warrants, entered into the wrong residence, or when the police have trashed a house or apartment during a search.
Victims of police brutality and misconduct do not have to take it lying down. The law provides a means to obtain justice and compensation for the wrongs done. And by taking action, you put the police on notice that such acts are not acceptable.
Ed Fox & Associates, Ltd. represents victims of all types of police brutality police misconduct and civil rights violations, including:
- Use of excessive force
- Shootings and injuries caused by police and law enforcement agents
- Taser use
- False arrest
- Falsified evidence
- Coerced confessions
- Injuries or property damage suffered by an innocent party in a high-speed police chase
- Malicious prosecution or wrongful criminal charges
- Illegal search and seizure actions
- Wrongful death caused by misconduct or brutality
- And other acts of police misconduct
The firm has a long track record of success in these types of cases, and will fight for you.