Police Brutality

If Police Officers Use Excessive Force, Section 1983 Allows the Victim or Their Surviving Family to Sue in Civil Court

Police violence – including the use of excessive force – is a common occurrence in the U.S., causing thousands of injuries and fatalities each year. While many of these incidents go unreported, the vast majority of formal complaints never result in accountability.  In fact, in a recent analysis of New York State Police (NYSP) misconduct… read more

What Can You Do Instead of Calling the Police?

Police-involved shootings, excessive force, and police brutality are part of our modern landscape. They have resulted in protests and calls for police reform. Police brutality can have serious consequences for individuals and our nation. As of June 30, 2020, police officers have killed 598 people. Some of these officer-involved shootings may have been the result… read more