Police Liability for Damages Lawyers

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When Can the Police Be Held Liable for Damages?

When the police fail to perform their duties, perform their duties negligently, abuse their power, or use excessive force, they may be liable for damages. There are two main areas of police liability: liability for torts, for civil wrongs, and liability for civil rights violations.

What Kind of Suits Are Brought against the Police?

Some common forms of tort lawsuits brought against police include:

Civil Rights Violations Involving the Police

A civil rights violation occurs when a police officer violates an individual's constitutional rights while on the job. Some common forms of civil rights violation lawsuits brought against police include:

Do I Need a Lawyer to Hold the Police Liable for My Damages?

If you believe a police officer has abused your rights or committed a tort against you, an experienced personal injury attorney can advise you of your rights and possible remedies. A personal injury lawyer also can file any necessary paperwork and represent you in court.

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Last Modified: 03-14-2014 04:34 PM PDT

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