Chicago Police Brutality Attorney
Representing Victims of Police Misconduct in Illinois
A person's constitutional rights do not disappear upon an arrest or conviction for a crime. In fact, the constitution and many other laws specifically protect the rights of arrestees and prison inmates. Mistreated people can file lawsuits against officers and departments who disregard the law by using excessive force and other forms of brutality.
Michael C. Rosenblat is a Chicago law firm dedicated to holding law enforcement officers accountable for civil rights violations. Led by Chicago-area police brutality lawyer Michael C. Rosenblat and his 25-plus years of experience, we have the skill and the resources to see these cases through to the end. We are dedicated to helping victims of police brutality get justice.
When Police Go Too Far
When making an arrest, police are allowed to use reasonable force to control and subdue the suspect. The key word is "reasonable." When an officer crosses the line by using excessive force, his or her actions are no longer reasonable.
A victim does not have to suffer life threatening injuries to file a civil rights lawsuit for police brutality. Though most cases do involve some level of physical damage to the victim, it is possible to succeed in claims based on emotional injury. At Michael C. Rosenblat, achieving some measure of justice for victims of police brutality in Illinois is just as important as the amount of financial compensation that may be available.
Thorough, Intensive Investigations
Police brutality cases depend heavily on the facts surrounding the person's arrest. Our firm will examine the circumstances to determine reasonableness. We will also obtain written departmental policies to determine whether the officers' actions were in compliance. If officers overstepped their boundaries, we will not hesitate to pursue compensation and justice on behalf of the victim.
Contact a Skokie Excessive Force Lawyer Today
If you are seeking legal representation or would like more information about our civil litigation or criminal defense services, contact Michael C. Rosenblat to set up a free consultation. You can reach Illinois civil rights attorney Michael C. Rosenblat by calling 312-957-5816 or toll free 888-833-1428. You can also contact our law firm online.