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Police Brutality

The police brutality lawyers at the Philadelphia, PA law firm of Levin & Zeiger, LLP have one goal – to represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. Our injury attorneys recognize that, at times, the police who are supposed to protect us act outside of their authority, often causing serious physical, psychological and emotional injuries. Because defending the accused is a core practice area of our firm, we know how to deal with police officers who violate the public’s trust and commit police brutality again our fellow citizens. When an injury occurs, we aggressively fight against police brutality and make sure that our clients are compensated for this conduct.

Police brutality often occurs when the police use excessive use force, make improper or illegal arrests, or falsely imprison a person. When police officers use excessive force or make a false arrest, they have violated your civil rights, your state and federal Constitutional rights. You have to right make claims against them under state and federal law. There are different types of claims depending upon what the police did, although many cases are filed under Section 1983 of the federal Civil Rights Act.

The most frequent police brutality claims allege the use of excessive force/police brutality, false or unlawful arrest, or false imprisonment. An excessive force claim arises when police and other law enforcement agents respond to a situation using more physical force than necessary to control the situation. Often, the police officers used a weapon or unnecessarily beat a person. False arrest claims arise when a police officer arrests someone without having “probable cause” that the person is committing or has committed a crime and that the person being arrested is a responsible party. Finally, a false imprisonment claim arises when police or other law enforcement agents use unauthorized bodily restraint, not necessarily placing them in jail.

At Levin & Zeiger, LLP, we have been handling civil rights claims for years, and we take these cases seriously. Many of these cases require immediate investigation, and we know that taking prompt action and obtaining as much documentation as possible can be difference between winning and losing. Our attorneys work together with a team of investigators and support staff to investigate every claim so that we may aggressively and zealously represent our clients and obtain the best possible results.

When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or New Jersey attorney to represent you, a family member or friend in a police brutality case, contact Levin & Zeiger, LLP, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. To arrange a consultation, please give us a call at 215-825-5183 or send us an email via the form above.