We handle police misconduct cases of all types, including those involving:
- Excessive force
- Unlawful arrests
- Assault and battery
- Unlawful searches, seizures, and entries into homes
- Wrongful imprisonment
Do I Have a Case?
Police officers may only use the level of force that is necessary under the circumstances. Accordingly, excessive force occurs when an officer uses a level or amount of force to arrest or detain a citizen or inmate that is unreasonable under the totality of the circumstances at issue. If this happens to you, speak with a Cleveland personal injury lawyer. You could be eligible for compensation, and more importantly, you could play a role in protecting Americans’ rights on a larger scale.
Police officers may not arrest, search someone's property or enter someone's home unless they have an arrest or search warrant, or, generally speaking, unless they have “probable cause” to arrest, search or seize. Probable cause is not a difficult burden to satisfy, but it is one that police must be held to, lest our civil rights are eroded.