Being approached by the police is often an intimidating and frightening experience. It becomes worse if the situation escalates and violence surrounds an arrest. Typically, police officers are protected from lawsuits if reasonable force is used during an arrest. However, police action is not always protected from suit. How much force is used and during what stage that force occurs are some of the considerations that we must analyze to determine if your rights have been violated.
The attorneys at O'Hara, Taylor, Sloan & Cassidy are experienced in assessing these excessive force claims and can advise you about what legal recourse you may have. Contact our office by phone or e-mail to schedule your initial consultation and learn more about how our attorneys can help.