Police Misconduct Attorneys in Walnut Creek, CA
50+ Verdicts & Settlements in Excess of $1 Million
Behavior of police officers is governed by the U.S. Constitution, and by state and federal laws. All members of the public, including those with criminal records, have the right to reasonable treatment by law enforcement officers. When injuries or death result from a failure of police officers to use reasonable care, police departments may be liable.
Our Walnut Creek attorneys bring cases seeking compensation for injuries as well as suits for injunctive relief to stop the illegal behavior. The type of action that can be brought against law enforcement varies with the alleged violation. It is important to seek the counsel of a lawyer with experience in this area of the law to find out about your options. We have been handling such cases since 1979 and are highly knowledgeable about the law related to police misconduct.
Examples of police misconduct and brutality
Police misconduct can take many forms. Whether they are taking a suspect into custody or beginning a high-speed chase, officers are obliged to follow reasonable standards of behavior and action.
Our cases in this area have included:
- Jail deaths and injuries
- Wrongful death caused by police
- No-warrant searches
- Illegal strip searches
- Excessive force
- Inappropriate taser use
- Shooting victims
- Illegal chokeholds
- False arrest
- Coercive sexual conduct
- Unlawful stops
- Pet shootings
Wrongful Death Cases Involving Law Enforcement
We put our lives and safety in the hands of law enforcement professionals every day. We trust them. When a loved one dies at the hands of law enforcement, however, it is a shock to the family and to the entire community. Our police misconduct lawyers know how to investigate a wrongful death - even when that death is at the hands of law enforcement.
Such wrongful deaths happen for many reasons:
- Improper hiring procedures
- Improper training
- Use of excessive force
We work with investigators and with law enforcement experts to fully understand what happened. We have experience filing federal civil rights actions in wrongful cases.
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Our law firm has successfully represented victims of police misconduct for 37 years. We have successfully represented people in federal civil rights cases rising out of wrongful death. We have prosecuted claims against law enforcement agencies from countless cities and counties.
When a person known to be a suicide risk died in a jail cell, we found answers for the family. In those and other cases, we also sought justice - compensation for the grieving family. A police shooting with no provocation, a jail or prison death because of inadequate monitoring, a suffocation death caused by unnecessary force—in these and other types of matters, law enforcement needs to be held accountable.
Contact our team at your earliest convenience to schedule your free case evaluation.