When law enforcement overstep their bounds of authority, the police brutality lawyers of Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, can step in and work hard to obtain compensation for you or your loved one in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara.
When the police abuse their authority and violate civil rights, we must hold them responsible for their unlawful conduct. Police officers are employed to protect us from harm, not to inflict physical punishment. The law protects all citizens including people accused or convicted of crimes from violence at the hands of the police.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of police brutality in Los Angeles, Ventur, San Fernando Valley, or Santa Barbara, it is very important to contact Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, immediately to preserve crucial evidence and important legal deadlines.
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At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, we represent victims of police brutality, including:
- Wrongful death
- Wrongful shooting
- Excessive Use of Tasers
- Excessive Force
- Police K-9 dog bites
- Wrongful Imprisonment
By law, a police officer may use only as much physical force as is needed to control a situation. If a person involved in a routine traffic stop or arrest is respectful and cooperating with the officer, no physical force should be required. Police are violating your civil rights if they have used unlawful force, and that should never be tolerated.
Police brutality is most often directed at minority groups and the poor. Sometimes, filing a lawsuit and going to court is the only way to compensate victims of police misconduct and change bad police behavior.
Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, believes that your civil rights must be protected to the fullest extent of the law. We also believe that it is our responsibility to advocate for you or a loved one and stand up against the police who are supposed to be protecting you. Police need to be held accountable for their actions when they violate people’s civil rights.
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