New Jersey Police Brutality Lawyers
The police sometimes use excessive force when they make an arrest. In this age of cell phones, it is not uncommon to see videos showing over-zealous police officers striking, kicking, tazing, or even using a dog to attack a suspect. However, excessive force by the police is a violation of your civil rights and may be the basis of a police brutality lawsuit. The lawyers at Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman have a great deal of experience representing victims in such cases.
An incredible ninety-nine percent of all complaints regarding police brutality are left uninvestigated in New Jersey, according to a recently published Courier News and Home News Tribune report. From 2008 to 2012, hundreds of reports were filed alleging police brutality, bias, and civil rights violations within the State. Only one percent of these complaints were upheld by internal units that investigated them, which is seven percentage points lower than the national average of eight percent.
Our federal laws and constitution provide protections from excessive force used by police. Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman has extensive experience in handling police brutality lawsuits. In fact, our lawyers have successfully handled what has been described by The Star Ledger as “one of the most notorious police brutality cases in New Jersey’s history” in which Earl Faison died after being brutalized by the Orange Police Department. Click here to read about our $2.7 million recovery in the Faison case.
Police Misconduct Lawsuits in New Jersey
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a police misconduct, please contact Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman and one of our lawyers will contact you within twenty-four hours to discuss your case.