Police Brutality & Misconduct Lawyers in NJ
Police Brutality Lawsuits in New Jersey
The police sometimes use excessive force when they make an arrest. In this age of cell phones, it is not uncommon to see videos showing overzealous police officers striking, kicking, tazing, or even using a dog to attack a suspect. However, misconduct by the police is police abuse as well, a violation of your civil rights and may be the basis of a police brutality lawsuit in the New Jersey area. The police brutality lawyers at Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman have a great deal of experience representing victims in such cases.
Police Misconduct Lawyers in NJ
An incredible ninety-nine percent of all complaints regarding police brutality or misconduct are left uninvestigated in New Jersey, according to a recently published Courier News and Home News Tribune report. From 2008 to 2012, hundreds of reports were filed alleging police brutality, misconduct, bias, and civil rights violations within the State. Only one percent of these complaints were upheld by internal units that investigated them, which is seven percentage points lower than the national average of eight percent.
Our federal laws and constitution provide protections from police abuse such as use of unnecessary excessive force when dealing with civilians. Our attorneys who handle police brutality at Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman have extensive experience in handling misconduct and brutality lawsuits. In fact, our lawyers for police brutality have successfully handled what has been described by The Star Ledger as “one of the most notorious police brutality cases in New Jersey’s history” in which Earl Faison died after being brutalized by the Orange Police Department. Read more about our $2.7 million recovery in the NJ Faison police brutality case. Recently, we settled the case of Xavier Ingram v. Camden County Police Department for the sum of $10 million. This is the largest police brutality settlement in New Jersey history. Mr. Ingram was rendered a quadriplegic — completely paralyzed from the neck down — as a result of being beaten by the police. Watch television and newspaper accounts from around the country by clicking here.
Attorneys For Police Brutality in New Jersey
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a police brutality in New Jersey, please contact Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman to discuss the police misconduct that you’ve experienced and one of our lawyers for police brutality will contact you within twenty-four hours. Our attorneys are firm believers that no one should have to suffer or deal with police abuse, that’s why we’re here to represent you.