Police misconduct refers to inappropriate actions taken by police officers when connected with their official duties. Misconduct by police officers can lead to a miscarriage of justice and sometimes involves discrimination.
While police officers have the authority to stop, search, arrest and imprison persons, there are limits on their powers. If an officer is not properly trained or aware of the law, misconduct can result in the violation of citizens’ rights.
Examples of Police Misconduct
- Police brutality: excessive use of force
- False imprisonment or arrest
- Malicious prosecution
- Violation of civil rights
- Obtaining evidence illegally
- Deliberate indifference to a known medical condition of a detainee or inmate
Pursuing a case may involve suing a state, county, city, police department or individual officers. This can be difficult as well as intimidating. The team at Johnson Law has proven experience in matters of police misconduct. They will fight for your rights and never back down. Ven Johnson has handled multiple misconduct cases, including a case he settled in 2010 against Kalamazoo County. Read more here.
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