Police misconduct or police brutality is the violation of civil rights that occurs when a law enforcement officer uses excessive force on members of the public. ‘Excessive force’ is not subject to a precise definition but it is force beyond what a reasonable police officer would use under similar circumstances.
As per law, a police officer has the right to use legitimate force to make an arrest, maintain order, and ensure that there is peace. However, the amount of force that is acceptable under various circumstances is largely a subjective matter.
Every day, police officers work a difficult and thankless job. Most police officers sacrifice their comfort to protect citizens and uphold the law. There are times when the responsibilities put on them are incredibly stressful. While it is true that mistakes tend to happen, there is absolutely no excuse for any abuse of power.
When a police officer abuses power, it doesn’t just impact one citizen but betrays the trust we place on all police officers. Police misconduct attorneys in Monroe at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have more than two decades of experience in successfully handling police misconduct cases.
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Monroe Police Misconduct Attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have long experience in handling police abuse or misconduct. If you’ve been a victim of unlawful shooting, unlawful search and seizure, illegal strip search, police cover-up or prison abuse, reach out to our attorneys today!
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