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Four Types Of Civil Rights Claims That Can Be Brought Against Police Departments

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Although the duties of police officers can be quite difficult and demanding, there is never a valid excuse for handling assigned tasks in an abusive or harassing manner.  Even when people being questioned or arrested become agitated or defensive, professionally trained officers must use the least amount of force necessary to bring them under better control. Chokeholds should never be used and tear gas, tasers and rubber bullets should only be employed when the lives of police officers are directly threatened – or mob violence and looting continue after verbal warnings. Our law firm understands the full range of constitutional rights...

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Taser Guns Used By Police Can Seriously Harm or Kill People – Police Brutality

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George Floyd’s death in May 2020 reminded everyone that police brutality must stop, and proper respect must be regularly shown to blacks and all other citizens. Far too often, police officers use guns, tasers, rubber bullets and tear gas when better options are available. Law enforcement must remember that tasers are only supposed to be used to give them a little added time to bring suspects under better control – and never to negligently harm or torment them. What follows is a closer look at the basic way a taser gun should work, situations when tasers were used negligently and specific...

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Police Brutality Lawsuits and the George Floyd Tragedy

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Now that so many Americans have seen the shocking video of George Floyd losing his life while in police custody, the issue of police brutality has leaped out of the shadows again. Sadly, the many past instances of excessive or deadly force used against blacks and others have not helped bring about important legislative and cultural changes, However, Americans are now demanding that Congress and local police organizations immediately end the frequent police misconduct that harms so many blacks and others. Our New York City police brutality law firm remains committed to fighting hard on behalf of every client who has...

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New York City Police Brutality: Its Origins & Key Elements

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American society needs properly trained and responsible police officers to protect the public against crime and other dangerous elements. However, officers are never entitled to abuse their power by using any level of excessive or unreasonable force to manage or control a situation. When excessive force isn’t justified by the surrounding circumstances, a victim can often file a successful claim for police brutality. Acting as government agents, police officers can and should be held responsible for their unlawful actions. Brief review of historical events that likely gave rise to police brutality Whether you consult more conservative sources of information – or more activist-oriented...

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