Police officers and prison guards are employed to protect citizens from harm. Police officers should use only sufficient force to effectively bring an incident under control. Furthermore, that force should be applied while still protecting the lives of the officers and other civilians. The law protects all citizens, including those accused or convicted of crimes, from violence at the hands of the police.
Excessive force is a common type of police brutality. Police brutality was largely ignored in the past, but recent events where some police officers have inflicted serious harm on an individual have brought the issue back into the public eye. Police brutality is no longer tolerated, and many officers have been convicted of criminal assault charges.
Sadly, most of people who are victims of police brutality did not actually commit a crime and were not even in the process of being arrested when the police assaulted them.
If your rights have been violated by a law enforcement officer contact the New York City criminal lawyers, the Law Offices of Eric R. Bernstein, P.C.. You need a legal team that knows the laws in New York State that are applicable to police brutality incidents. You need a law firm that is strong and unwavering in your defense against established institutions that are normally resistant to seeing one of their own brought forward on charges.
If you believe you have a police brutality claim in New York City, you need The Law Offices of Eric. R. Bernstein. Talk to us before you talk to anyone else. Contact the Law Offices of Eric R. Bernstein, P.C. at (877) 21 NY LAW or email us.