Assault & Battery
When Police Use Excessive Force
For residents in Pennsylvania who live in the Philadelphia area, an encounter with the police can be a tense and anxious event. While there are many police officers who are well-intentioned and law-abiding, there are also those who grossly abuse their power — often at the expense of the very people they are sworn to protect.
Much like you would likely face criminal charges if you hit, kicked or beat someone up, a police officer who commits these types of violent physical acts should also be held accountable for their unjust behavior.
At times, the line between what constitutes permitted versus unlawful behavior can become blurred and you may question whether or not a police officer acted within his or her authority. We will evaluate your case and clear up confusion. Any case that involves allegations that a police officer used excessive physical force or engaged in violent acts against a citizen must be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated.
The Proof Is In The Details
Claims of wrongdoing against the police are often fiercely denied and refuted. What's more, evidence that is readily available, like a police report and eyewitness police statements almost always corroborates an officer's account of what happened.
Our attorneys are never deterred by these types of roadblocks and meticulously review any and all evidence related to your case to identify and exploit discrepancies in police reports, records and eyewitness accounts. Through our efforts, we are often able to discover clues and evidence that eventually help prove that an assault occurred.
Contact A Civil Rights Attorney
If you were the victim of a police assault and battery, call a lawyer at our firm at 215-531-5011 or contact us online to discuss your case. All police brutality cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means that you don't owe us a penny unless we recover compensation for you.