When individual law enforcement officers violate their promise to “protect and serve” by using excessive force they damage the reputation of all officers.
For years now there has been trouble brewing in many police and sheriff's departments. Clearly there has increasingly been a problem with individual police officers and deputy sheriffs using excessive force when dealing with members of the public. This is seen in the growing number of police misconduct cases filed in the courts each year which usually dominate the daily news cycles. This has led to an outcry across the country. The issue of police brutality has become so commonplace that many news outlets now have sections dedicated solely to this topic.
When individual law enforcement officers violate their promise to “protect and serve” by using excessive force they damage the reputation of all officers, the majority of whom serve honorably. Many police officers and deputy sheriffs either haven't been professionally trained or don't follow their departmental policies or training when responding to calls. As a result, many routine calls to end up in a tragic loss of life or severe injury for an unfortunate civilian due to police misconduct, often the result of a gunshot wound, suffocation due to positional asphyxia, the improper use of a carotid chokehold, taser misuse, or failure to provide necessary medical attention.
So what can we make of these incidents? How much blame do our city and town police departments and county sheriff's departments deserve? What does it mean when law enforcement officers, whether police officers or sheriff's deputies are guilty of committing unlawful acts of police brutality? What can you do if you, a family member, or a friend have suffered an injury due to police misconduct?
Contact us online with a description of your case. You can also call us at 951-554-8115 to speak with one of our policy brutality attorneys/lawyers in Riverside, San Bernardino, or Orange County. We can help you!