What is Police Brutality?
This term is sometimes used to refer to various human rights violations by police officers. This might include:
- Threats of Violence
- Racial Profiling and other discriminatory acts
- Illegal search and seizure
- Assault and battery
- Negligent police chases
- Coerced Confession
- Unwarranted use of tasers or firearms
- Denial of medical assistance
- Sexual assault or abuse
- Wrongful Death
When police officers cross the line and use more force than needed, individuals’ rights are being violated, thus police brutality. If police brutality caused you or your loved ones any harm, whether psychologically, physically, or financially, you deserve justice. Our compassionate and dedicated lawyers at Kirakosian Law will be more than happy to help you. Having a California police brutality attorney is very important.
But, why is police brutality considered a human rights issue?
In the worst of cases, unlawful use of force by police officers can result in people being deprived of their right to live. Such is the case of George Floyd, a 46 year-old black man, who was killed on May 25th 2020, by being pinned to the ground for 17 minutes by three police officers. When the first squad car arrived at the scene, Mr. Floyd was already unconscious and showed no signs of life.
Unlawful force by police can also violate the right to be free from discrimination, the right to liberty and security, and the right to equal protection under the law. Having a California police brutality attorney can really help you if you are ever a victim of police abuse.