NYC Police Brutality and Civil Rights

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Pianko Law Group 
July 6, 2021

Your civil rights are protected by the Civil Rights Act of 1871. This protects citizens from being deprived of constitutional rights and privileges by the government or any government-related entity.

HOW DO YOU PROVE A CIVIL RIGHTS ACTION CASE?

The plaintiff must establish

  1. Defendant deprived the plaintiff of a right secured by the constitution or laws of the United States
  2. Deprivation was committed by the person(s) acting under state law

WHEN DO YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY FOR POLICE MISCONDUCT?

When excessive force is used. This is also known as police brutality or police misconduct and is when the a police officer misuses their legal power during routine procedures [car stops, questioning]. Officers are required by law to uphold the constitution and to do so with appropriate force when investigating any crime. When a police officer does not uphold such duties, individuals constitutional rights can be violated

TYPES OF POLICE MISCONDUCT

  • Racial profiling
  • False arrests
  • Excessive force
  • Corruption and bribes
  • Abuse of legal power
  • Assault
  • Surveillance abuse

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