Police Misconduct

Cleveland Police Misconduct Lawsuit Attorneys

Were You the Victim of Excessive Force in Ohio?

As citizens, we place our trust and confidence in law enforcement officers, agencies, and elected officials. We expect much of them and are grateful for their service. So, when law enforcement officers engage in excessive force or misconduct, it is important that they are held accountable to those whose rights they violate and to the community as a whole.

What is Police Misconduct?

Police misconduct happens when an officer misuses their power or oversteps their authority. This misconduct can be a show of excessive force, coercing confessions, tampering with evidence or any other type of illegal behavior. Police officers are not above the law and can and should be held accountable for their illegal behavior.

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When police officers abuse their power and cause injuries, the effects are more widespread than they might immediately appear. Not only do the injured civilians and their families and loved ones suffer, our rights as American citizens suffer, as well.

The United States Constitution protects citizens of this nation from abuse of power and unnecessary use of excessive force. Failure to address violations of our Constitutional rights is a slippery slope with dangerous outcomes: The slow erosion of the rights that define us as a country. Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is an injury firm based in downtown Cleveland. At our firm, we are proud to represent victims of civil rights violations in court.

We have represented individuals throughout the state of Ohio, and even nationwide. Our Cleveland police misconduct attorneys are tough, knowledgeable, and aggressive. We handle these cases with purpose because the results matter. If we are able to effectively protect a client’s rights and achieve justice in one scenario, we become part of the pushback that protects our rights and citizenry as a whole.

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Types of cases we handle include:

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 our Cleveland police misconduct lawyers. 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.

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Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will not charge you unless your case is successful — which frees you up to pursue the legal help you need and deserve at this time without fear or reservation. We have recovered over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients, with over 70 years in the field informing our representation. You can have confidence in us. We encourage you to contact us and let us know your story. We’re here to listen and help.

Call Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP at (216) 600-0114 to arrange a free consultation with a Cleveland police misconduct attorney from our office.

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