Chicago Police Shootings Lawyer
Holding Officers Accountable for Their Actions
Police departments conduct internal investigations whenever an officer discharges a weapon while on duty. These investigations are notoriously self-serving, especially if a person was injured or killed in a shooting. Departments will go to great lengths to protect officers who pull the trigger too soon, sometimes going so far as to blame the shooting victim.
Law enforcement officers and police departments are quick to close ranks to protect an officer who shot a suspect, unarmed civilian or bystander. It takes a skilled civil rights lawyer to break through this "blue wall" and obtain justice for shooting victims and their families. Led by Chicago-area police shootings attorney Michael C. Rosenblat, the law firm of Michael C. Rosenblat is not afraid to take on powerful police departments to protect the civil rights of victims.
Committing Time and Resources to Police Shooting Cases
At Michael C. Rosenblat, we are ready to devote the substantial time and resources needed to achieve success in police shootings and other excessive force cases. We do not shy away from hard work. We are prepared to commit hundreds of hours to each police shooting case, employing our considerable civil litigation skills to obtain justice for shooting victims.
We assemble teams of experts, including ballistics experts and experts on police procedures, to help us present an accurate picture of the event. We ask critical questions such as:
- Were the officers justified in believing the victim was armed?
- Were all non-lethal options exhausted before firing a weapon?
- Did the officer shoot a person who had already surrendered?
- Did an officer continue to shoot after the suspect/victim was down?
Some police shooting victims are guilty of crimes, whether a drug offense, robbery or other offense. Some suffer from mental illness or have substance abuse problems. None of this, by itself, gives police the right to shoot the person. We work to ensure that the focus of the jury and the public stays on the police misconduct, and that a shooting victim's past is not used as an excuse.
Contact a Skokie Police Misconduct Attorney Today
If you are seeking legal representation or would like more information about our 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.