Police Misconduct Lawyer in Palm Springs
Holding Police Officers Accountable
Police officers are supposed to provide protection and promote peace in our community. Unfortunately, they can sometimes be the very people you need to be protected from. At Christopher C. Vader PC, we have the utmost compassion for those who have been abused by public officials whose job is to serve and protect. If you were injured at the hands of law enforcement in the Palm Springs area, call us. We can offer you skillful legal representation forged through handling thousands of cases over the past 20 years.
Connect with a member of our team by calling (760) 537-4457 today.
What is Police Misconduct?
Police misconduct is a blanket term that includes every instance in which a police officer gives in to corruption or indulges in abuse. In short, police misconduct occurs when the police harm the very citizens they swore to protect. The expectation for police officers is that they will only use the force that is necessary to subdue a suspect.
You may have been a victim of excessive force if you were subjected to:
- Gang tackling
- Improper use of taser, baton, police dogs, or pepper spray
- Unreasonable shooting
- Excessive restraint
- Sexual assault, including strip searches
This type of misconduct is not only physical. You may also be entitled to compensation if you have been a victim of any of the following:
- Threats or intimidation
- Planting or fabrication of evidence
- A coerced confession
Protecting Your Constitutional Rights with Tenacity
It is an unfortunate truth that police officers can abuse their power. Whether the misconduct is due to poor training, bad judgment, or discrimination, your constitutional rights may have been violated. You may be entitled to monetary damages to compensate for the pain and suffering you have endured, as well as for any related medical expenses. The United States of America has laws in place to protect the fundamental rights of every citizen, and those who encroach upon such rights and freedoms may be held accountable in a court of law.
At Christopher C. Vader PC, we are prepared to fight for you. Call us at (760) 537-4457 today!