Police Brutality in New York City
Information for Victims
It is an unfortunate fact that there are instances in which police officers and law enforcement officials abuse their position to the detriment of the citizens they serve. Police brutality or police misconduct can take many forms, three of the most common being excessive force, false arrest, and custodial
negligence. If you or a loved one has experienced any such occurrence, a lawyer who is skilled in
civil rights litigation should be consulted immediately. This kind of activity is illegal and deserves a fair legal address. The constitution also protects against many similar offenses, some examples of which include:
- False imprisonment or illegal detention
- Malicious prosecution
- Searches without a warrant
- Arrests without a warrant
- Failure to timely release a pretrial detainee
- Apprehension of suspect by use of deadly force
- Inmate assault by guards
- Inmate assault by fellow inmates
- Inmate denied certain privileges such as visitation, practice of religious beliefs or access to legal materials or mail
Were your rights denied?
At Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we have the knowledge and experience to approach your case with competence and energetic advocacy. If you have had your rights violated by an official who is entrusted with special rights and powers, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, scared and alone. When you are represented by our firm, you are not alone. We have experience in facing up to such crimes and injustices and are dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients. We have the know-how and wherewithal to investigate matters of police brutality and collect any available evidence to substantiate our client's claims. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients and will always seek the top cash award available in our pursuit of justice.