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New York Police Misconduct Attorneys

More Than 30 Years of Fighting Hard and Protecting the Rights of New Yorkers

New York Police Misconduct AttorneysPolice misconduct is a threat to our very own justice system. Victims of police misconduct find themselves in difficult situations. Not only have they been physically and emotionally violated, but also most of their complaints simply fall on deaf ears. Their stories are brushed off or they are made to feel as though they were at fault by the very fact that they were involved with the police at all. The sad truth is that many victims of police misconduct do not even involve people who have been arrested.

The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. provide strong representation to victims of police misconduct and brutality in the state of New York. Our legal team is knowledgeable about the laws concerning police brutality and has what it takes to successfully handle your claim.

If you are a victim of police misconduct, it is important to immediately contact our firm as you only have 90 days to file a notice of claim against the police department in order to preserve your legal rights to sue.

The Shocking Statistics of Police Misconduct

According to the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), an independent city agency that handles police complaints, in 2013 more than 5,400 complaints were filed against the New York Police Department. This is shocking statistic no matter how you look at it.

Generally, the only way for most victims of police brutality to obtain justice is to file a legal complaint. These types of cases can be complicated and time sensitive. It requires the handling attorney to have knowledge about a specific set of laws. As such, your attorney selection process is important and can ultimately impact your ability to obtain the fair compensation that you deserve for your injuries.

Common Types of Police Brutality Cases We Handle

Under New York law, a police officer can only use as much physical force as necessary to control a situation. For instance, if you are pulled over for a routine traffic stop or arrested and you remain respectful and compliant with the officer, physical force should not be used to control the situation.

Our NYC police misconduct attorneys represent victims of beatings or injuries in many different types of situations, including:

  • In routine traffic stops, arrests or detentions
  • Following the conclusion of a police pursuit
  • As the result of racial profiling
  • Injured by security guards in jails, prisons or detention facilities
  • By housing police, hospital security officers or school safety officers

Regardless of how, when or what type of police misconduct caused your injuries, the legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is ready to fight for your rights and help you obtain the fair settlement that you deserve. We understand that victims need both aggressive legal representation as well as compassion in dealing with these types of sensitive situations. You and your family members can count on expert attorneys who compassionately deal with victims of police brutality.

4 Common Types of Police Misconduct

Various types of police behavior can result in police misconduct or behavior. Four such types that our attorneys commonly experience include:

  1. False arrest. By law, a police officer may only arrest or detain someone if they have probable cause. If no probable cause existed for your arrest or detention, the arrest constitutes a violation of your civil rights. Some people are unfairly targeted for arrest through racial profiling. If this happens to you, you may be eligible for compensation for damages for humiliation in front of family and friends, confinement, excessive force, and even lost job opportunities or other damages that result from the false arrest.
  2. Unjust imprisonment. If you’re being held for a crime you didn’t commit, you may be entitled to recover damages for your pain and suffering.
  3. Excessive force. Police officers and prison guards are employed to protect us from harm but sometimes they overstep their bounds of authority. The law protects all citizens from violence at the hands of the police‚ even people accused or convicted of crimes. A police officer may use only as much physical force as is needed to control a situation.
  4. Abuse of authority. This type of misconduct refers to the police abusing their powers to intimidate or mistreat civilians.

Experienced Police Brutality Attorneys Who Can Help You

The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. focus their practice in matters helping victims, especially those who are innocently abused at the hands of the police.  The police are supposed to protect us and maintain peace and calm in our society – not to cause more unnecessary pain and abuse.

We understand the physical and emotional pain involved in police brutality and misconduct cases. Our NYC police misconduct lawyers can guide you and your family through these difficult times. We are able to see the issues at hand in a clear way.  We are experts in the field of civil rights and skilled at being able to aggressively and successfully pursue the rights of individuals who have innocently suffered unnecessary injuries at the hands of the police.

Call Us Today

Justice means getting fair compensation.  Without the help of a police misconduct law firm to properly and aggressively handle your case, you may not get the fair compensation that you deserve for your injuries and losses.  Our legal team has the experience to fight for the rights of police misconduct, police brutality, police discrimination, police harassment and false arrest victims. We will ensure that you receive the justice that you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of police misconduct, you may be entitled to compensation and benefits. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., please call (212) 385-4410.

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