Police Brutality is the use of excessive force, usually physical force, but can be verbal or psychological, by a police officer. Unfortunately, police brutality occurs in the United States and in Nevada.
It is against federal and Nevada state law for a police officer to use excessive force. Such police brutality may give rise to civil liability under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against the individual officers and possibly the department. Also, there are provisions for other types of recovery, including attorneys fees.
Furthermore, such actions might give rise to state law claims. However, such claims may be limited by certain statutes or by sovereign immunity. Also, there may be a short time frame in which the individual injured must give notice to the state of such wrongdoing by the officers. Failure to give such notice can bar the right to any recovery for the injuries and harm suffered.
Therefore, it is critical that victims of police brutality contact an attorney immediately. If you or a loved one has veen a victim of police brutality please contact the attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc today. The attorneys at Connor & Connor are licensed to practice before all Nevada state and federal courts. Please contact Connor & Connor today as any dealy could negatively affect your legal rights. You may email us at info@ connorpllc.com or by phone at (702)-750-9139.