Police Misconduct & Brutality

Police Misconduct & Bruta…

At Patterson Harkavy, we are proud of our success representing the victims of police misconduct. Our lawyers have pursued police misconduct cases across North Carolina, and have secured multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of those whose constitutional rights have been violated.

If you have been the victim of police misconduct or brutality, contact us today to see if we can help.

What Counts as Police Misconduct and Brutality?

Lawsuits against police departments and other law enforcement agencies can be based on excessive force, wrongful arrests, unjustified searches, withholding of exculpatory evidence, or unlawful police shootings. Police misconduct often has devastating consequences, including undeserved imprisonment, severe injuries, and profound damage to victims’ reputations.

What are Your Civil Rights When Police are Involved?

Police misconduct cases often involve violations of the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution. The Fourth Amendment protects you against unlawful searches and seizures as well as police brutality. The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments protect you against deprivations of “due process,” providing the foundation for a criminal defendant’s rights at trial.

Claims based on these constitutional provisions often involve complicated legal questions that do not arise in other types of lawsuits. To obtain meaningful recovery, it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney with experience pursuing such claims.

Make an Impact: Protect Your Rights

If you have been the victim of police misconduct or brutality you have the right to have your story heard, and receive compensation for harm done by law enforcement. At Patterson Harkavy, our experienced civil rights attorneys are committed to securing the relief you deserve for police misconduct. With offices in Chapel Hill and Greensboro, North Carolina, we represent clients statewide. If you or a loved one may have been the victim of police misconduct, contact us today to discuss your case.