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Police Brutality Lawyers

Police brutality occurs when law enforcement officers use excessive or unnecessary force against a person, or use force for an improper purpose beyond their lawful authority. Police brutality is a type of police misconduct. Police brutality violates people’s constitutional rights, and can result in serious injuries or death.

Police brutality can arise from officers’ use of excessive force or unnecessary force, including with police weapons (batons, Tasers, ‘less-lethal’ munitions, dogs, pepper spray, and others), tactics (fighting, control holds, handcuffing, prone restraint, pursuits, etc.), and of course, gunshots.

Police brutality is a major problem, and is seen more often now due to the prevalence of police body cameras, surveillance video cameras, and cell phone videos. But the police brutality lawyers at Haddad & Sherwin LLP do not need video to win their police brutality cases. We have been winning police brutality cases for decades.

The police brutality attorneys at Haddad & Sherwin LLP are leaders in this field, representing numerous victims (even other law enforcement officers who have been injured by police misconduct), and teaching the next generation of civil rights attorneys around the country.

Our society gives law enforcement officers awesome powers to restrict liberty, use force, and even take life in certain circumstances. We honor those law enforcement officers who serve our community with fairness and professionalism. We will also continue to hold accountable those officers who abuse their power to use police brutality or injure others unlawfully.

Contact a Police Brutality Attorney

Contact us today to get a free consultation with an experienced, Oakland-based police brutality attorney. We handle cases throughout Northern and Central California, from the Bay Area to Monterey to Fresno to Sacramento to Lake Tahoe to Redding to Yreka to Crescent City to Eureka to Santa Rosa, San Francisco, San Jose, Alameda County, and more!

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