When a New York City police officer or other law enforcement personnel use excessive force, civilians, suspects and prisoners can suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries. In cases such as these, injury victims and their families may be entitled to compensation from the City of New York. To obtain a successful verdict or settlement in an excessive force case, you need a law firm with the trial experience to take on the city and its attorneys.
Recently, as reported in the New York Daily News, the New York Civilian Complaint Review Board has determined that the number of substantiated reports of the continuing use of the banned choke hold by New York City Police Officers rose in 2015.
The choke hold has been banned by the NYPD for years and its continued use would be a clear example of excessive force. Excessive force is generally defined as an amount of force beyond the need and circumstances of a situation and which is unjustified by the circumstances. The use of excessive force or false imprisonment by law enforcement can result in serious or fatal injuries.
Excessive force by a police officer may be a violation of your civil rights. We will investigate the incident and hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions. You may be entitled to collect damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one was subjected to police brutality or misconduct, you may be entitled to compensation for the damage done to you.