Orange County Police Brutality
Tough Defense from an Orange County Lawyer
In March of 2009, the National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting
Project (NPMSRP) was created to find a method for recording and analyzing
police misconduct throughout the United States. According to the results
of the report, there were
5,986 reports of police misconduct from April 2009 to June 2010 and 382
fatalities linked to misconduct.
Reports of misconduct include police actions such as:
- Excessive force
- Sexual misconduct
- False arrest
- Police raids / searches
- Domestic complaints
As a result of these accusations, 33% of the police officers accused were
eventually convicted and 64% of those convicted received prison sentences.
The average length of time spent in prison for these officers was 14 months.
Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman, our legal team will work hard to seek justice for you and your loved
ones when the police have abused their authority and violated your civil
rights. To start your case today, we offer you a free case evaluation
to discuss the details of your situation with a legal professional at
Common Factors in Police Brutality
Police brutality has been steadily increasing over the years and every
year claims are filed against the city police, sheriff officers, county
police, and state police as well. When surveyed about why they use brutality,
some police officers rationalized that following the rules is not always
compatible with getting the job done. Additionally, 25% of police officers
surveyed said they have seen other fellow officers harass a citizen most
likely because of his / her race.
The law states that police officers may only use as much physical force
as needed to control a situation and anything above this amount is a violation of a civilian's rights.
For example, if you are involved in a routine traffic stop or arrest and
you are respectful and cooperative with the police officer, no physical
force should be required.
Unfortunately, many cases of police brutality are directed at minority
groups and the poor. In some of these cases, the only way to seek justice
for police misconduct and poor police behavior is to file a lawsuit and
go to court. Our Orange County criminal defense firm represents the victims
of police brutality because we believe that your rights matter. Our legal
team strives to advocate for those who are harmed or wronged by the police.
Some of the types of police brutality that our firm handles involve excessive
force and the excessive use of tasers.
Excessive force is the most reported type of misconduct by law enforcement
officers, and sexual harassment cases are the second highest reported
incidents. Excessive force can include fist strikes, choke holds, baton strikes,
throws, and other physical attacks.
Seeking Justice for Police Brutality
Don't wait to contact an
Orange County criminal attorney at the Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman if you were victimized by police
brutality. From the moment you contact our firm until the final resolution
of your case, we will protect your rights every step of the way.