Police Brutality/Civil Rights Violations
Chicago Police Brutality and Civil Rights Violations Lawyer
While most police officers are extremely valued to our society and do a wonderful job keeping us safe, there are always a few officers that will attempt to rationalize their aggressive actions by claiming, “Chicago is a dangerous city, I need to defend myself.” The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C. in Chicago, Illinois is astounded by the unnecessary violence executed by many police officers while arresting individuals or dealing with the public. There is no justification for police brutality. It is a violation of a person’s civil rights. If you feel you have been a victim of police brutality, request a Free Case Evaluation from a Chicago police brutality lawyer.
Violence inflicted by any person is wrong and illegal – but police brutality is a direct violation of Section 1983 of the Federal Civil Rights Act. Section 1983 permits individuals to sue in state or federal courts for civil rights violations. Over the years, our Illinois police brutality attorneys have handled numerous cases where a police officer or other law enforcement official has used extreme and needless force on one of our clients. We are here stand up for your civil rights and secure compensation for you.
Violence by Law Enforcement Officers
What can be considered police brutality? Some examples include:
- Excessive physical force
- Sexual abuse or assault
- Racial profiling
- False arrests
- Physical assault
- Verbal abuse
- Violent threats
Police brutality also includes discrimination by police officers, prison guards, and law enforcement officers or officials. Violence caused by police brutality can lead to severe personal injury, including wrongful death. These types of events often come with intense psychological and emotional trauma – especially as law enforcement officers are trusted to protect and defend citizens, not violate or harm them.
Hire a Police Brutality Attorney and Stop the Abuse!
The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C. are committed to ending police brutality. We welcome the chance to file a claim against any law enforcement officer who has violated your civil rights. Despite the saying, police officers are not “above the law”. If one of them has injured you, we can help you explore your options.
It doesn’t matter whether you have been charged with a crime – you are still entitled to your civil rights. Many individuals on death row have been released because their lawyers were able to prove that a police officer had beaten a “confession” out of them that was untrue.
Often times, victims who protest about police violence are ignored or not taken seriously. Our Chicago police brutality attorneys take your complaints very seriously. We are here to help you regain your rights and get the payment that you need and deserve. The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C. has handled police brutality cases for nearly 20 years. We are committed to revealing these violent wrongdoers and making sure that you—the wounded victim—are compensated for your pain, distress, and injuries.
The police brutality attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C. are known for our insistent and tactical approach to getting the best results for our clients’ cases. We are passionate about what we do. We have a sincere desire to defend your rights, and get you medical treatment and compensation.
The Offices of Steven j. Malman & Associates Will Defend your Civil Rights!
Since 1994, we have helped more than 6,000 injury victims who have been hurt in accidents caused by another’s neglect or recklessness in Illinois. Many of our clients are from Chicago, Sauk Village, South Holland, Berwyn, Maywood, Olympia Fields, Oak Park, Blue Island, Riverside, Chicago Heights, Dolton, Hazel Crest, Cicero, Bellwood, Harvey, Matteson, Oak Lawn, Homewood, Westchester, Lansing, and elsewhere in Cook County, Will County, DuPage County, and Lake County.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of police brutality in the state of Illinois, Request a Free Case Evaluation with a Chicago police brutality attorney. To schedule your free consultation, call as at (312) 629-0099 or, toll-free, at 1-888-MALMAN LAW (625-6265).