Law Enforcement functions to protect our rights and to keep us safe from the illegal conduct of others. For this reason, victims of police misconduct may not know where to turn when they need protection from the very people who should be protecting them. Our Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys understand that victims of police misconduct may have lost faith in the justice system. That’s why our Los Angles Injury Attorneys are committed to ensuring that law enforcement is held accountable for unlawful conduct and that victims receive fair compensation for their injury and loss.
Police misconduct takes many forms, such as excessive force, police brutality, taser injuries, discriminatory harassment, false arrest, coercive sexual conduct and prisoner abuse. Where a crime has been committed, police officers are permitted to use any amount of force reasonably necessary in order to arrest a suspect. In some cases individual officers may take this authority too far and excessive force or police brutality may occur. Police misconduct can occur for a number of other reasons, including inadequate or improper training, poor judgment, bad policy or animosity toward a certain class of people.
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When police misconduct causes an individual to suffer an injury or a violation of his or her civil rights, that individual may be entitled to recover monetary compensation. If you believe that you are a victim of police misconduct or police brutality, please contact us to arrange a Free Consultation with one of our Los Angeles Civil Rights Attorneys. (213) 799-0002.
Section 1983 Lawsuits and Bivens Claims
Section 1983 and Bivens claims are federal civil rights laws that provide individuals with a civil cause of action for civil rights violations. Section 1983 claims apply to unlawful conduct by state officials, such as local police officers and Bivens claims apply to unlawful conduct by federal officials, such as federal narcotics agents or guards at a federal prison. There are many scenarios that could constitute the basis for a section 1983 claim or a Bivens claim. Some examples may include an unconstitutional arrest, excessive use of force by police or failure of prison officials’ denial of an inmate’s access to healthcare.