California Civil Rights & Police Misconduct Attorneys
Police officers have wide authority to enforce our laws and to protect our communities. While the majority of police officers conduct themselves fairly and responsibly, there are occasions when an officer exceeds his or her authority and someone is injured as a result.
Police officers may use a certain degree of force in lawfully arresting someone, especially if he or she is resisting or fleeing. In some instances, however, an officer may unlawfully use excessive force when the circumstances do not call for it and may beat or abuse someone.
You can only be arrested if the police have probable cause to do so. This means having reasonable grounds for believing that you committed a crime. Occasionally, however, the police will arrest or forcibly detain persons based on racial profiling, bias, or for no other valid reason and will treat them harshly, often inflicting crippling injuries.
If you have been the victim of police brutality or have been assaulted by a police officer, or if you have been falsely arrested or incarcerated, you may have a civil rights claim for monetary damages against the individual officer, police department and/or the municipality for whom the officer works. No one should have to accept abuse or maltreatment from those who have sworn to follow and to enforce our laws.
Examples of Police Misconduct
- False arrest
- False imprisonment (unjustified confinement)
- Police brutality or excessive force
- Unlawful search and seizure
- Racial profiling
In cases like these, you need the services of attorneys who are experienced in representing victims of police abuse and in presenting civil rights claims. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian have successfully represented clients who have been the victims of police misconduct.
Our attorneys understand that being the victim of police abuse can be an emotionally devastating experience. We make every effort to ensure our clients receive counseling if appropriate and that they receive a satisfactory resolution.
Working for Equal Justice and Rightful Compensation
Victims of police misconduct not only feel the pain of physical injuries, they often feel humiliated, violated and outraged. By seeking justice as well as compensation, you can help prevent these abuses from reoccurring while recovering the monetary compensation to which you are entitled.
Our attorneys will discuss with you any possible civil rights violations and avenues of compensation. The police pledge to uphold the law but when they break it, they can be held liable for your physical and emotional injuries.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian also pledge to use all applicable laws to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.
If you, a loved one, or someone you know have been the victim of police misconduct, promptly contact the Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian for a free consultation.