Civil Rights Lawyers in New York, Representing Victims of Police Misconduct
Under federal and New York state laws, the police must respect a suspect's constitutional rights when making an arrest. The police must have probable cause to place that person under arrest and they must not use excessive force when apprehending or taking an individual into custody. When police officers ignore these basic rights, they can be held responsible for the harm of their improper and illegal conduct.
With extensive experience in personal injury law and criminal defense law, Sullivan & Brill, LLP is uniquely positioned to bring successful lawsuits for police brutality, false arrest, or malicious prosecution against the New York City Police Department and other municipal entities. Even if you have not suffered serious physical injury, you may have a strong civil rights case.
Did NYPD police officers violate your civil rights? We handle police misconduct and civil rights litigation across New York City, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester County. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Police Brutality by New York City Police
Police officers are trained and required under the law to use no more force than necessary when apprehending and arresting suspects. But many cops operate by their own rules and abuse their position of authority. If you were punched or kicked, thrown to the ground, pepper-sprayed or otherwise injured, we can examine your potential lawsuit for brutality or excessive force.
New York False Arrest Lawyers
In the last decade, the NYPD has dramatically increased its use of "stop and frisk" tactics. NYC administrators say this deters crime. This practice not only flies in the face of the U.S. Constitution, but the data shows that minorities are targeted far more frequently. If you were detained, frisked, handcuffed, or taken into custody without cause, you may have a lawsuit for false arrest or imprisonment.
Sullivan & Brill, LLP Fights for Your Rights
It is important to speak with an attorney immediately if you were beaten by police, falsely arrested, or otherwise subjected to civil rights abuses. There is a short window to bring a claim against the City of New York or the U.S. Government, and you may be barred from filing a lawsuit against the police if you are charged and convicted of a crime.
Sullivan & Brill, LLP offers free consultations. Contact us to work one-on-one with our New York police brutality lawyers. If we take your case and cannot obtain a recovery, you do not owe us any attorney fees.