Standing Up For Victims Of Police Misconduct
We depend on the police to keep us safe. When the police and other government officials conduct themselves with honor and integrity, we have the utmost respect for them. Unfortunately, there are government officials who violate civil rights and engage in other types of misconduct.
My law firm has represented many victims of police misconduct. By way of example, we represented clients where improper physical and psychological force was used to extract false confessions to murder, kidnapping, assault and other crimes. We also represented victims of official misconduct who were unlawfully arrested, maliciously prosecuted and held in jail longer than their prison sentences. Active and retired NYPD police officers have requested this law firm to represent them when they were the victim of misconduct.
Overall, victims of police and other official misconduct can suffer far reaching injuries, unwarranted incarceration, financial loss and other hardships. If you or someone close to you has suffered due to improper acts by police officers or other government officials, you have rights which deserve protection and enforcement.
As the renowned trial attorney Clarence Darrow stated:
“As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.”
I am Gregory Sheindlin, a civil rights attorney in New York City. I have committed my career to helping citizens who have suffered harm due to official misconduct and other types of civil rights abuses. I am here to help you stand up for your rights in a legal system that has let you down.
Were Your Rights Violated By Police?
Police misconduct takes many forms. Some of the most common examples of unlawful acts committed by police include:
- False arrest: The Fourth Amendment and other state and federal laws protect citizens against unreasonable search and seizure.
- Excessive force: Police may use force when necessary; but it must be reasonable force based on the circumstances.
- Malicious prosecution: When law enforcement officials pursue criminal prosecution without probable cause, it is a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment and other civil rights statutes.
- 42 USC 1983 violations: This occurs when government officials violate the constitutional rights of citizens.
- Wrongful Conviction: In a larger number of cases than the public hears about, facts show that deliberate government misconduct played a direct role in convictions. If you are incarcerated for a crime you did not commit, you may have grounds to get compensation from the government.
As a citizen, you are protected from civil rights abuses by a powerful net of state and federal laws. Those laws do you little good, however, when you don’t have the right person fighting for your rights in the legal system. I am here to make sure your rights are protected and enforced. Many clients, including active and retired members of the NYPD, have trusted me to protect them in their time of need. How can I help you?