Police Brutality Minneapolis, MN
The police brutality lawyers at Magna Law Firm in Minneapolis, MN have one goal – to represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. Our injury attorneys recognize that, at times, the police who are supposed to protect us act outside of their authority, often causing serious physical, psychological and emotional injuries.
Recognizing Police Brutality
After a negative incident with the police, it can be difficult to know whether your rights were violated.
The following is some brief information regarding these claims:
Excessive Force – An excessive force claim arises when police and other law enforcement agents respond to a situation using more physical force than necessary to control the situation.
One of the most common issues occurs when an officer uses deadly force against a suspect. Deadly force can only be used when an officer believes they are at risk of deadly harm or serious bodily injury.
Excessive force by police can cause serious injuries or even death. This is always a complex situation that requires careful analysis by an attorney who understands police brutality standards.
False Arrest – False arrest claims arise when a police officer arrests someone without having “probable cause” that the person is committing or has committed a crime and that the person being arrested is a responsible party. Police cannot simply arrest you whenever they want. In order to make a lawful arrest, police must either have a valid arrest warrant or they must have probable cause to believe you committed a crime. Any other arrest is in violation of your 4th Amendment rights.
False Imprisonment – A false imprisonment claim arises when police or other law enforcement agents use unauthorized bodily restraint. Police cannot detain individuals on the street or in buildings without proper justification, such as reasonable suspicion or probable cause of a crime, depending on the situation at hand. Police who do not officially place you under arrest but use force or threats to keep you in one place may be deemed guilty of false imprisonment.
Legal Recourse for Police Brutality
When police officers use excessive force or make a false arrest, they have violated your civil rights, as well as your state and federal Constitutional rights.
Magna Law Firm lawyers are experts in civil rights claims. Many of these cases require immediate investigation, and we know that taking prompt action and obtaining as much documentation as possible can be the difference between winning and losing.
Contact Experienced Minneapolis Police Brutality Attorneys Right Away
When you need a Minneapolis or St. Paul, MN attorney to represent you, a family member, or a friend in a police brutality case, count on Magna Law Firm to help guide you through the legal process.
Contact Magna Law Firm at 763-438-3032 for a free initial consultation.