Excessive Force

Cleveland Excessive Force Attorneys

Representing Victims of Unlawful Force and Police Brutality Throughout Ohio

Law enforcement officials perform an essential service to communities in the United States. These brave men and women put themselves in harm's way every day to ensure our safety. Theirs is a dangerous and often thankless job that regularly involves dealing with unpredictable and potentially violent criminal suspects. While some amount of force may be appropriate in a law officer’s dealings with a potential offender, the law is clear in regard to the limits of an officer’s authority to use force.

When police officers and other law enforcement officials step outside of their legal limits in using force, their actions may constitute a violation of the person's rights — whether or not that person has committed a crime.

ContactSpangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP for a free consultation with an excessive force attorney in Cleveland if you or a loved one has been the victim of excessive or unlawful force by a law enforcement official in Ohio.

We Stand Up for Your Rights and Protect All Our Rights in the Process

There is no excuse for excessive force by police officers entrusted with the public’s safety. Our attorneys at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP are committed to protecting the rights of victims, and to seeking the full measure of compensation allowable under the law when those rights are violated. In addition to protecting the rights of the victims who have been harmed, our attorneys also strive to ensure that law enforcement officials are held accountable to the law they were sworn to uphold.

Handling the Most Extreme Excessive and Unlawful Force Cases in Ohio

At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, our Cleveland excessive force lawyers provide dedicated representation to clients throughout the state who have been the victims of excessive force by law enforcement officials. These are often extremely complex cases because the law allows for law enforcement officials to use force when appropriate, and a compelling argument must be made in order to prove that the level of force was excessive. Our extensive background with these matters allows us to take a very strategic, results-oriented approach to your case.

We focus this area of our practice on the most egregious excessive force claims where the victim has suffered serious physical injury or has been subjected to particularly cruel abuse by law enforcement officials.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Police battery
  • Unwarranted use of a Taser
  • Excessive use of pepper spray or tear gas
  • Prison guard abuse
  • Wrongful shootings

Begin to Find Peace After What Happened to You

We understand how intimidating it can be to consider a lawsuit against a government entity, especially one against the police department or another law enforcement division. It is important to understand that no one is above the law and that the people who break it need to be held accountable, even if they were wearing a uniform when the offense happened. When you hire our firm, you can trust us to be there with you at every step, constantly working to ensure that your rights are protected.

Call Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP today at (216) 600-0114 and arrange a free case evaluation with our firm in downtown Cleveland.

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