Fighting For Those Injured By Police Misconduct
New York police play a vital role in keeping city residents safe. Unfortunately, in carrying out this task, some police officers overstep the boundaries of what is legal. When police officers break the law and abuse their duty to protect, they should be held accountable for their actions.
At the New York office of Sivin & Miller, LLP Attorneys at Law, we advocate for victims of police brutality, false arrest and other civil rights violations. If you have been the victim of any civil rights violation, we can help you file a lawsuit against the New York Police Department in order to recover compensation for physical suffering, mental suffering, loss of wages, medical bills and more.
We have many decades of combined experience representing people throughout New York whose civil rights have been violated by police officers or other corrections officials.
Get Answers From Our Experienced Civil Rights Violations Attorneys
Oftentimes, people feel they have been unlawfully treated by police, but they aren’t certain. If you have experienced any of the following, you may have a case against police:
- Excessive force by police officers — if you have suffered serious personal injury resulting from unnecessary or excessive use of force
- False arrest and illegal confinement — the unlawful restraint of a person’s individual liberty
- Malicious prosecution and prosecutorial misconduct — the process of going to court after a false arrest
- Police shootings resulting in injury — if you or a loved one was shot and wounded by a police officer or if a loved one was shot and killed
- Wrongful arrest leading to conviction — if you or a loved one spent time in prison on a conviction for a crime you did not commit
- Prisoner mistreatment — if you or a loved one has suffered mistreatment or substandard medical care while incarcerated
New York City police made 97,296 forcible stops in 2002. In 2011, with crime supposedly down 80 percent since 1990, the NYPD recorded the highest number of forcible stops in its history — 685,724. These stops, while mostly of minority youth, were greater than the entire population of minorities in vulnerable age groups in the city.
Protecting Individuals From Prison System Abuse
These cases are full of nuances that are best handled by experienced civil rights lawyers. You cannot practice civil rights law part time. Civil rights cases make up more than 90 percent of our workload. Many of our cases are referred to us by other law firms.