Police Brutality: Protecting Your Rights

How Can I Protect My Rights When It Comes to Police Brutality? Police misconduct is an unfortunate occurrence that’s becoming increasingly common in this state. For the most part, police officers pride themselves on protecting citizens and keeping our cities safe. However, like any occupation that involves power, there are some bad seeds that abuse […]

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What is False Arrest?

Police may not arrest an individual, seize property relating to an alleged crime, or conduct a search of a person or premises without probable cause. With proper authority, police can be said to have adequate reason to conduct a search, an arrest or a seizure of property. Probable cause to arrest stems from an officer’s […]

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What is Police Brutality?

Law enforcement officers are granted broad police powers on behalf of the citizens they serve. Unlike ordinary members of the community, police officers are allowed to engage in activity that interferes with the rights of others, even if it causes physical harm. As long as officers are acting within the proper scope of their duties, […]

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What is Police Misconduct?

We entrust our police force with powers not available to other members of the community. In the lawful exercise of their duties, police officers may physically restrain another individual and even cause physical injury and property damage. Law enforcement officers are immune from lawsuits unless their actions can be shown to be willful and unreasonable. […]

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Are There Remedies for Police Misconduct?

The website for New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) lists several reasons why you should file a report of police misconduct. By doing so, you create a permanent record of that officer’s history and, by subjecting him to possible discipline, you might bring about a positive change in his behavior. Alerting police commanders […]

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