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Police Misconduct & What To Do If Afflicted

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  • gellybean1974
    Police Misconduct: If You ve Been Affected Civil rights claims are an important part of our legal system, providing a balance between the duty of law
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 17, 2009
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      Police Misconduct: If You've Been Affected

      Civil rights claims are an important part of our legal system, providing a
      balance between the duty of law enforcement to uphold the laws, and the rights
      of individuals to be free from police misconduct. Yet cases against police
      officers can be difficult. Officers may be immune from suit, even though an
      individual feels he or she was mistreated. Claims against police departments can
      also be expensive to bring because a lot of evidence must be secured, including
      records, statements of police, statements of witnesses, and various other
      documentation, to prove the misconduct.

      The evidence supporting your claim is the most important element in a police
      misconduct suit. If you feel you've been the victim of police misconduct,
      contact a Civil Rights Attorney promptly so that valuable evidence does not
      disappear. Take photographs of any injuries or damage caused by the police, and
      set aside clothing or other objects that was torn or stained with blood from the
      incident. Try to get the names and addresses or telephone numbers of anyone who
      may have witnessed the incident. Also, write down exactly what happened as soon
      as you can, so that you don't forget important details.
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