Police Brutality / Excessive Force Attorneys – Chicago
The police are protectors of civilians and the society. They need to adhere to human right laws when they deal with criminals. Although the police have the right to use force to extract a confession out of the people they arrest, there are strict rules on the extent of force they can use. Ideally, the police need to be coercive in their interrogation techniques.
Sometimes, however, the police get carried away and use excessive force when making an arrest or during interrogation. If you are at the receiving end of such police brutality, get in touch with the Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC.
How can the Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC help you if you are a victim of police brutality?
When the police breach the limits of their power, they become lawbreakers. Police brutality is a criminal offense and the police personnel are treated in the same way as any other person accused of a crime or felony. The degree of punishment depends on the seriousness of injury, both physical and psychological, caused to the victim.
Police brutality acts are of different types. In addition to the use of physical force to cause bodily harm or emotional trauma, the cases listed below are also considered to be a form of police brutality.
- Use of excessive force or manhandling
- Unlawful seizures or searches without warrants
- Breaching the accused’s right to stay silent
- Violation of any constitutional law while arresting or interrogating
- False arrest
- Presenting wrong or fabricated evidence
- Showing discrimination based on gender, race, occupation or any other factor
Why the Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC?
Our passion for ensuring justice to all gives us the motivation to take on the police officers who resort to brutality or excessive force. At the Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC, we build a strong defense against the police who behaved in unlawful manner. Our energies are focused on ensuring that you get justice.
Cases of police misconduct are very complex. It is difficult to prove anything against the police because they have substantial power. Finding proof of police brutality is pretty challenging. At the Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC, our lawyers have extensive experience and knowledge about laws that govern police conduct. We deliver justice by all means.
There is a beautiful phrase in Latin which says, “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes”. This translates to, “who will watch the watchmen?” In order to ensure that the police are accountable for their misconduct, you should speak out about the brutality you underwent at their hands.
Contact us today if you have been wronged by the police in any way. Call (312) 955-4400 or email us for FREE / CONFIDENTIAL consultation.