The majority of police officers are ethical and committed. Their job is often stressful, challenging and dangerous. However, law enforcement officers have a great deal of power and they have been known to make mistakes. It is not uncommon to hear of police brutality. If you feel you have been unjustly treated by the law you should contact the Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines. Our attorneys will fight for your rights.
The emotional, financial, physical and legal consequence of police brutality can be overwhelming. Our team of experienced lawyers are on hand to help. We deal with many police brutality cases; they will listen to your side of the story and advise you if you have a right to claim.
Our firm will be able to assist you if you have been a victim of police misconduct. Call the Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines at (770) 941-0913 to book a free initial consultation.
Common Examples of Police Brutality
Many of us have watched television and seen the police acting in brutal ways. For instance, the officer may have had to restrain the offender. Such incidents are never pleasant to witness.
However, police misconduct takes many forms including:
- Unnecessary and degrading strip searches
- Racial profiling
- Unnecessary physical violence
- Sexual assault
- Abuse of power to blackmail or coerce you into doing things you are not entirely comfortable with
How to Cope With Being Victimized by the Police
A case of Police Brutality is never straightforward. Some injured victims are taken straight to jail and this adds to the trauma.
If you are in a position to take action after the event, our personal injury lawyers recommend you take the following steps:
- Seek medical attention immediately
- Document and take photographs of your injuries
- Approach witnesses and ask for details
- Contact an Atlanta Police Brutality attorney who works for the Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines in Marietta
You may well feel alone, scared and confused if you are one of the millions of people who are affected by police brutality and misconduct each year. However, if you have experienced police brutality of any kind, it is important to feel that you are able to fight back, and one of your first steps should be to seek the help of an experienced attorney. Fighting against the police misconduct can help to prevent other people from having to go through the same harrowing experience.
Call us locally at (770) 941-0913 or contact us online to set up a free 30-minute initial consultation. For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards.