Police officers are supposed to protect our communities and our families, but the unfortunate reality is that many people still live in fear for their lives and safety when interacting with police officers, even if it is during a routine traffic stop. Even more unsettling is the multitude of stories and experiences from people of color who continue to face prejudice and unnecessary, forceful treatment at the hands of many police officers. It seems like nowadays you can’t turn on the news without hearing about another tragic case of police brutality. This type of treatment from undisciplined officers can often lead to unnecessary arrest, injury, or even death, and it needs to end.
Police departments across the country have struggled to regulate their officers and states have shown their reluctance to get involved and prevent these incidents from occurring. Officers are meant to protect and serve, yet so many of the people they are intended to protect live in fear that they or their loved ones will be arrested, injured, or killed at the hands of the police. This is where Van Wey, Metlzer & Williams steps in.
These officers must face the consequences of their actions, and we can help you on your journey to finding this justice. Families affected by unnecessary force who have been injured or killed by police while acting in the line of duty may be entitled to compensation. If you or someone you love was injured or killed by police and you feel that racial profiling and unnecessary force were the cause of those injuries, you may have a case against the officer or police department.
To discuss the specifics of your civil rights lawsuit, please contact us for a free and confidential consultation.
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