POLICE & GOVERNMENTAL MISCONDUCT
There are many members of the New York City Police Department who admirably serve the public under tough circumstances. Unfortunately, there are also the bad apples – police officers who abuse their authority, make unjustified arrests, and commit acts of violence against the public.
The law protects people who are abused, brutalized or improperly arrested by the police. Civil cases for money compensation against the Police Department and its members can be brought under state law for false arrest, assault and battery and malicious prosecution, and under federal law for violations of civil rights under the United States Constitution. If you are the victim of an unjust arrest, a bogus warrant, physical assault, or neglect while in police custody or incarceration, you must act quickly to protect your rights, ensure proper medical treatment, and hold the wrongdoers accountable.
Cases against the police department involve special areas of law and are defended aggressively by City lawyers. For these reasons, the success of your case depends on the lawyer you choose. Steve Williamson is a former top trial lawyer for the New York City Law Department, the government agency that defends the police in these kinds of cases. He has the knowledge, skills and ability to get the job done right.
Excessive force and false arrest, known also as police abuse of power or brutality, are when members of the police misuse their power during street stops, car stops, home or business raids or other police action. Force cases arise when police use physical force or intimidation that is not justified. False arrest cases arise when police arrest or detain people without probable cause – a legal term that basically means a legitimate basis to believe the person has committed (or will commit) a crime.
If you have been assaulted, brutalized, falsely arrested or imprisoned by the police, please call Steve Williamson immediately. You have a limited time to file a claim and your choice about whether or not to take a plea or an “ACD” can substantially affect your ability to bring a lawsuit. Before any time passes, contact Steve Williamson to learn about your rights.