Maryland Civil Rights Violations Lawyers
Police Brutality is a very serious offense that we do not tolerate. It can result in serious injury or death and for this reason, an officer’s use of force must be reasonable — bottom line. The Norman Law Firm ensures that the Courts consider all of the circumstances when determining whether an officer of the law has been too aggressive and has crossed the line between duty and abuse. The Courts consider how severe the crime was (or if any was committed), whether there was an immediate threat to the officers or the public, whether the plaintiff was resisting, fleeing, intoxicated, or aggressive – among other things. See Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989)
Police brutality can come in many forms such as
unreasonable use of a stun gun or other weapon
or the use of force where there is no probable cause to arrest
punching, kicking, or harming a person who is already detained
Police Brutality also includes physically asserting control over an individual through the use of force when there is no probable cause to do so. Of course, using force to subdue suspects is part of a police officer’s everyday duty. However, too often, in the heat of a chase, or due to lack of proper training and experience, an officer will use extreme force when there is no reason to do so – sometimes seriously injuring someone in the process. We do not take these cases lightly, and we will help you get the compensation you deserve.
We pride ourselves in our ability to successfully bring Civil Rights cases and help our clients in any way we can.
Remember, we will NEVER charge for an initial consultation. If you feel that you have been a victim of Police Brutality or an other civil rights violation by the police or other government agency, its imperative that you Contact Us as soon as possible.