Police Brutality Lawyers​

Police brutality, Police misconduct or excessive force is described as inappropriate or illegal conduct by law enforcement officers in their official capacity. In some cases, it is a civil rights violation under federal law or the United States Constitution. Unfortunately, police brutality claims are far too common. We cannot bring back the life or health of our community members who have been victimized by Excessive Police Force, those who have suffered the loss of a loved one or have devastating catastrophic injuries, but at the very least, we can bring justice, dignity, and the respect they deserve along with quality long term health care. Law enforcement officers include police officers, sheriffs, deputies, or any federal agents such as the FBI and DEA.

When you Might Need Police Brutality Lawyers?

At our law firm we have seen many victims of police brutality who have lost loved ones, been victims of excessive use of force or false arrests among many others. It´s likely that you´ve been a victim of some of these police abuses, for this reason we want to explain why in Carrazco Law we are specialists as police brutality lawyers. Throughout our experience we have seen how victims have regained their confidence in justice. Our police brutality attorneys have defended victims of all races in a wide variety of different cases because police brutality is a broad spectrum of possible abuses. At the firm, we know that it is not easy to bring a lawsuit against the police because they are often the ones who hide the facts to protect their own, for this and other reasons it´s necessary that you go to specialized police brutality lawyers. At Carrazco Law we are here to bring justice to your case. Our lawyers for police brutality defend victims whose rights have been violated. Our main objective is to seek justice for victims of police misconduct and civil rights violations.

Most Common Police Brutality Cases​

As we discussed above, police misconduct can occur in many ways some common examples of what type of behavior would fall under the umbrella of police brutality or misconduct  including the following:

Excessive Force

Victims of excessive force by a police office.

Police Shootings

Victims of a police shooting or who have lost a loved one as a result of it.

Police Brutality

Victims who have been victims of police brutality, for example while being arrested for committing a crime.

Unnecessary Force

Victims who were subjected to an Unnecessary force

Unjustified Force

Victims to whom an unjustified force was applied.

False Arrest

The officer arrests a person despite not having a warrant or probable cause for a crime.

Excessive use of force claims garner publicity because they are often outrageous or involve serious injuries or death. These types of claims often involved sexual assault by a police officer, police brutality, or unjustified police shooting against a person. Whether the amount of force an officer uses is reasonable depends on the case’s facts and circumstances.

How We Deal with Legal Proceedings in Police Abuse Cases​

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE IN ALL CIVIL RIGHTS CASES

Working on IT

When Police violates a person’s Civil rights we immediately begin working on the case after our offices are retained.

A team that cares for you

Our lawyers continuously ensures all files are up to date and our team is on any new developments, issues, questions or concerns the victim, their families, or opposing parties may have.

Cautious Decisions

We get things done in a timely fashion, all the while making sure it is done right.

Empathetic lawyers

We recognize that these are tough times for the affected families and treat our clients with empathy and respect.

We´re Specialists in Police Brutality Cases

Knowledge

Experience

Results

Knowing your rights is an essential part of protecting yourself. If you or a loved one has been a victim of police brutality in California, you only have a limited time to file your claim. We encourage you to discuss your case with our experienced police brutality attorneys. Courts will not look at the police officer’s motivations or intentions. They will focus on whether the police officer used a reasonable amount of force. Even if an officer had good intentions but used unjustifiable and unreasonable force against the victim, the victim can win a case against that police officer. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation to learn how we will fight for your right to compensation and the justice you deserve.

Areas of Practice

100+ Years of combined Civil Rights and Workers’ Compensation legal experience

Success stories of police brutality cases

Estate of Ernesto Canepa v. City of Santa Ana

There was no initial offer. The OC Weekly reported: “Within a span of six months last year, Santa Ana settled two multi-million-dollar wrongful death lawsuits, including its largest ever for an officer-involved shooting. The city doled out a record $3.7 million last April to dismiss the case brought on behalf of Jason Hallstrom, a man Santa Ana police shot dead in 2013. In September, the city also settled the case of Ernesto Canepa, another man killed by police in 2015, for $3.1 million. No local media outlets reported on either of the multi-million payouts.”

Estate of Manuel Diaz v. City of Anaheim

The case was tried in 2014 and we lost. We appealed and the case went to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The case was returned to the District Court, and we tried the case again in October of 2017 and won. The verdict was for $200,000.00 Weeks after the verdict we settled with statutory fees. $1,750,000.00

Russell v. City of Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a mentally ill man who was allegedly left brain-damaged after being apprehended by police in North Hollywood.

Cornejo v. City of Los Angeles

In this case, Mauricio Cornejo, who was a wanted parolee, was arrested and subjected to excessive and unreasonable police force, including baton blows to his back and midsection. He was found dead in a holding cell. In a jury trial, the family was awarded $3,200,000. The police took the position, as they do in all these cases, that they used reasonable force.

Ramirez v. County of Los Angeles

Wrongful death civil lawsuit filed in federal court. Involving an unarmed man fatally shot by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy. The lawsuit accuses the department of negligence, excessive use of force and violating the constitutional rights of Ramirez

R.Z. v. County of Riverside

Police shooting case, which involved minors riding in a stolen vehicle, was filed in federal court. The plaintiff was seriously injured but not killed. Attorneys Henderson and Carrazco settled this matter in October 2014 for $1,750,000.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cases of Police Brutality

Police brutality, Police misconduct or excessive force is described as inappropriate or illegal conduct by law enforcement officers in their official capacity. In some cases, it is a civil rights violation under federal law or the United States Constitution.

Unfortunately, Police brutality claims are far too common. We cannot bring back the life or health of our community members who have been victimized by Excessive Police Force, those who have suffered the loss of a loved one or have devastating catastrophic injuries, but at the very least, we can bring justice, dignity, and the respect they deserve along with quality long term health care.
Law enforcement officers include police officers, sheriffs, deputies, or any federal agents such as the FBI and DEA.

It´s likely that you´ve been a victim of some of  these police abuses, for this reason we want to explain why in Carrazco Law we are  specialists as  police brutality lawyers. Throughout  our experience we have seen how victims have regained their confidence in justice.

Our  police brutality attorneys have  defended victims of all races in a wide variety of  different cases because police brutality is a  broad spectrum of possible abuses.

At Carrazco Law we are here to bring justice to your case. Our lawyers for police brutality defend victims whose rights have been violated. Our main objective is to seek justice for victims of police misconduct and civil rights violations.

Police misconduct can occur in many ways some common examples of what type of behavior would fall under the umbrella of police brutality or misconduct  including the following:

Excessive force, Police Shootings, Police Brutality, Unnecessary force, Unjustified force, False arrest

Excessive use of force claims garner publicity because they are often outrageous or involve serious injuries or death. These types of claims often involved sexual assault by a police officer, police brutality, or unjustified police shooting against a person. Whether the amount of force an officer uses is reasonable depends on the case’s facts and circumstances.

When Police violates a person’s Civil rights we immediately begin working on the case after our offices are retained, our lawyers continuously ensures all files are up to date and our team is on any new developments, issues, questions or concerns the victim, their families, or opposing parties may have. We get things done in a timely fashion, all the while making sure it is done right, we recognize that these are tough times for the affected families and treat our clients with empathy and respect.

Knowing your rights is an essential part of protecting yourself. If you or a loved one has been a  victim of police brutality in California, you only have a  limited time to file your claim. We encourage you to discuss your case with our experienced  police brutality attorneys.

Courts will not look at the police officer’s motivations or intentions. They will focus on whether the  police officer used a reasonable  amount of force. Even if an officer had good intentions but used unjustifiable and  unreasonable force against the victim, the victim can win a case against that police officer.

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