Police officers have a duty to serve and protect the public. When a police officer acts outside the realm of an individual's Constitutional rights and abuses the power of his or her authority, the victim may be entitled to legal remedies.
Under the Fourth Amendment, an individual has a right to individual privacy and security, and enjoys protections from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. Under the Fourteenth Amendment, an individual has the right to be protected from malicious prosecution and police brutality. Section 1983 also provides citizens with the right to take action against the government and its employees for civil rights violations.
If you have been unlawfully detained, arrested, and/or prosecuted, discuss whether you may be able to recover damages.
If you are a victim of a civil rights violation committed by law enforcement, and you intend to bring a lawsuit against the city, you must file a Notice of Claim with 90 days of the event. Otherwise, your case could expire. These matters are often time sensitive and require that you act immediately while evidence can still be preserved.
Common claims that are brought against police officers:
At The Bellantoni Law Firm, we work vigorously to protect our clients' rights and seek legal remedies to blatant abuses by authorities. We have experience filing a wide range of civil rights claims and can assist you throughout the process. We can also represent you in your criminal defense case while resolving your civil rights action.
Make sure your voice is heard. Call (914) 506-5959 or schedule a case review online to see how we can help you stand up against police misconduct.