Police Brutality

Victims Of Police Brutality Have Rights

Police officers and law enforcement officials have a duty to protect society and to fairly enforce the law. The public relies on police officers and place much confidence in them to act appropriately, and most officers uphold that trust. However, in few instances, an officer may go too far, use too much force or make a bad decision that have tragic consequences.

Examples Of Police Brutality

The police brutality lawyers at Burts Law, PLLC will investigate lawsuits against police departments throughout North Carolina when a catastrophic injury or death is caused by unnecessary force, assault or a wrongful police shooting. Our firm handles cases that arise from the following claims:

  • Misuse of police weapons such as taser and stun guns
  • Use of unreasonable excessive force
  • Rape or sexual assault
  • Misuse of power
  • Unnecessary use of pepper spray or tasers
  • Denial of medical care
  • Unwarranted use of attack dogs
  • False arrest

Who Is Liable In Cases Of Police Abuse Or Negligence?

For most victims of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department police or Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office brutality, a civil rights lawsuit is the best form of recourse. The civil rights statute (section 1983) stipulates that: “Any person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress.”

Help For Those Injured By Police Brutality

Our Charlotte police brutality attorney will fight to obtain the compensation that you deserve. If you or a loved one have suffered because of police abuse or negligence anywhere in North Carolina, consult Burts Law, PLLC to discuss the details of your case. Don’t hesitate to call our office today for a free consultation with our Charlotte police brutality Attorney.

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