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New York Personal Injury Attorneys:  Tacopina & Arnold
New York personal injury attorneys Joseph Tacopina and Rosemarie Arnold have helped numerous police brutality victims recover damages for their serious injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering.  With years of litigation experience, Tacopina & Arnold have protected the rights and best interests of countless clients throughout the state of New York.  When you work with Tacopina & Arnold, you can be assured that you are retaining the services of knowledgeable, qualified attorneys who are well-respected within the legal community. 

Police Brutality Overview
Sometimes, even police officers can overstep their bounds.  People are always shocked when they hear reports about police brutality.  The sad fact is, police brutality does exist and has caused a great deal of physical and emotional pain for innocent victims all throughout the country.  Police officers, regardless of authority, do not have the right to inflict unjustifiable violence or injuries upon a person.  Police officers have made a pledge to conduct themselves ethically and morally, and they must live by this pledge each and every day.    

It is important very to remember that as a citizen of this country, you have certain unalienable rights that law enforcement must abide by.  If any police officer violates your individual rights, it is considered police brutality.  Our rights were created to protect us from many things.  If police officers do not abide by or recognize our individual rights, they must be held liable for any physical and emotional damages they cause.

Common Instances of Police Brutality
There are many forms of police brutality.  However, the top three reported forms of police brutality are excessive force, unlawful arrest, and false imprisonment.

Excessive force is when a police officer uses too much physical strength against an individual.  Police officers are allowed to employ some force in certain situations, but that force can quickly turn excessive, and even be considered physical assault.  Police beatings and wrongful use of weapons are examples of excessive force. 

Unlawful Arrest happens when police officers make an arrest without probable cause.  Probable cause is reasonable doubt that a crime was committed and that it was committed by the person being arrested.

False imprisonment is when an innocent person spends a night or more in jail.  If a person is placed under bodily restraint that is not legally authorized, it is considered false imprisonment. 

Police Brutality and Personal Injury Law
If you have been a victim of police brutality, you may be entitled to seek monetary compensation from the police officer(s) at fault.  New York personal injury law allows victims of police brutality to file a lawsuit against liable parties to recover damages for their medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, and emotional suffering. 
 
New York Police Brutality Law Firm
Victims of police brutality face a lifetime of fear and emotional distress.  The last thing a police brutality victim and his/her family should have to worry about is their economic well-being.   

If you have been a victim of police brutality, contact our reputable personal injury attorneys.  We can discuss your case with you and inform you of your legal options.      

The Law Firm of Tacopina & Arnold proudly serves clients throughout New York and New Jersey, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and New York City. 

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