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Why Does Spangenberg Shibley & Liber Handle Police Misconduct Cases?

We know that there are two sides to every situation regarding civil rights lawsuits involving any police misconduct. As such, some people praise us for fighting for the rights of our clients. Then, some people question whether we support law enforcement because we have a civil rights practice.

Before we explain why we take civil rights cases, we need to be clear: We know there are good police officers. Many of those who wear the badge abide by the promise to protect and serve. However, the select few who abuse their power need to be held accountable to prevent any further civil rights violations.

Making a Change

At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we believe that even one instance of police misconduct is too much. It should never happen. Reasonable force is fine and is legal whenever necessary, but it could lead to significant harm when officers go beyond that.

We believe that by holding officers accountable and pursuing justice and damages for our clients, we can send a message that we cannot and will not tolerate misconduct. There must be a standard that officers must meet, protecting the general public from unnecessary harm.

Protecting the Rights of the Wronged

We focus on helping individuals who have had their rights violated by people they are supposed to trust. Unfortunately, this trust can quickly turn to fear when officers exhibit excessive force in subduing a person. It’s during these times that it becomes necessary for those harmed to take action.

We protect individuals who have had their rights violated and help them pursue justice and compensation for the situation they endured. It’s not about a criminal proceeding. We help our clients take the civil action to help with a long-term plan to move forward after such a devastating experience.

Our Cleveland civil rights attorneys are ready to help you. Let us be your voice against police misconduct.

For a free consultation, we encourage you to call our team today at (216) 600-0114.


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