Cases We Take
It can be easy to forget that a big part of the United States Constitution is about protecting citizens from government, including the police. When police officers use excessive force, arrest people without probable cause, and commit other kinds of misconduct, they are violating the foundational document of this country. We take that seriously. And we are proud to represent individual victims of police misconduct. Our firm often gets involved in these kinds of cases:
Shootings – Police are only allowed to use deadly force when they reasonably perceive that someone is an immediate threat to another person. But too often, officers treat this last resort as a primary tool.
So-Called “Less Lethal” Force – Police today have lots of force options. Not only do they have firearms, many also carry tasers and some carry shotguns loaded with so-called beanbag rounds. These non-firearm weapons are still dangerous and potentially lethal. But sometimes police officers rely on them when the situation does not warrant it.
At the Civil Rights Group, we take cases on contingency because we don’t want your inability to pay a lawyer’s hourly rate to prevent you from getting justice. That means you pay nothing out of pocket. We pay case expenses, and we will only recover those expenses and take a fee out of whatever money we win for you.
From today to the day we file your lawsuit, there are two basic steps: our investigation and your decisions. We will investigate the facts and, if we decide to file a lawsuit for you, we will explain your options and possible outcomes. Then, after you’ve had your questions answered, you decide whether to hire us and whether to file a lawsuit.
Contact us! If you are the person who was injured, you can call us or use the contact form on this website to start the process. If the injured person is an incarcerated family member, please have them write us a letter explaining their situation. We cannot accept three-way calls or other recorded calls from people who are incarcerated because doing so risks the attorney-client privilege we need to protect our open communication with potential clients.
Police brutality is too common and rarely punished. If you were hurt by the police, we’re here for you.