Cases We Take
The Civil Rights Group focuses on the cases our attorneys feel most passionate about; police misconduct, prisoners’ rights, and housing harassment. But even if your case doesn’t fit into one of those categories, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to hear from you or can’t help.
We founded the Civil Rights Group to help people in prisons and jails get justice for the rampant abuse and misconduct they face. Our cases often involve excessive force, failure to protect, and sexual abuse. An excessive force case is one where correctional staff assault a prisoner or pretrial detainee with no good reason. A failure-to-protect case comes up when correctional staff knew that a particular prisoner or pretrial detainee needed protection but failed to deliver it. And sexual abuse cases arise when correctional staff take advantage of the power they hold over inmates to extract sex. We also handle cases involving jail and prison suicides and improper medical care.
Too often, the police shoot first and ask questions later. They escalate toward violence for any small reason or no reason at all. If you were beaten, tased, shot, or otherwise hurt during an arrest or other encounter, we’re here to help you.
All sexual harassment is awful, but when the harasser knows where you live and has keys to your house, it’s especially terrifying. Thankfully federal law and almost every state’s law prohibit landlords, property managers, and others employed in the housing business from using their access and authority to harass tenants and prospective tenants.