Police officers may only use reasonable force to stop or detain an
individual. However, if an officer uses unreasonable force under the
circumstances, and that force causes you to suffer injuries, then this
officer may have used excessive force and violated the provisions of
the Constitution. A person who has been a victim of police brutality is
entitled to recover damages for the wrongful actions by a law
enforcement officer. He or she may also be entitled to recover from the
employer of the officer, such as the police department for failing to
properly train and monitor the officer. Moreover, even if an officer or
security guard makes a lawful arrest, they may not intentionally use
more force than is reasonably necessary to effectuate the arrest.
Attorney Michael Sabongui has litigated numerous excessive force cases
successfully, both as a criminal and civil attorney. He is very
familiar with proper police tactics, accepted procedures and policies,
and is aware of the pitfalls and difficulties in prosecuting these
types of cases. Accordingly, he has the knowledge and experience to
aggressively obtain the best results possible. If you believe you are a
victim of police brutality, we will evaluate your claim and
aggressively take on your case.
If you believe you or a loved one is a victim of police brutality,
please contact the Law Office of Michael Sabongui for a free evaluation
and consultation. The following links are listed below for assistance
and information regarding police misconduct.