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Police Brutality

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
  • Fraud
  • False arrest
  • Police raids / searches
  • Accountability
  • Domestic complaints
  • Misconduct involving DUI

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.

At the 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 our office.

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.

Contact our Orange County police brutality defense firm today to learn more about your rights and legal options.

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