We help victims of police misconduct bring civil rights lawsuits
Police misconduct affects the lives of thousands of americans every year, especially here in Chicago. It is no secret that the police oversight system in Chicago and Cook County is broken. This has led to rampant civil rights violations. When police officers commit misconduct, the only way that we can hold them accountable is to bring a civil rights lawsuit. Civil rights lawsuits are almost always filed in federal court. Citizens can sue both the officers themselves and the agency that employs them. The civil rights attorney at the Nixa Law Firm can help you hold officers accountable for police misconduct.
Types of Police Misconduct
Police misconduct takes many forms, and is generally used to describe many different types of police wrongdoing. It includes everything from racial slurs to harassment, false arrest and brutality, to taser abuse.
Not all police misconduct can give rise to a lawsuit, but a lot of it can. We have experience in virtually every kind of police misconduct lawsuit, and can help explain your rights, and if you have a case, pursue the case on your behalf.
How do I choose a police misconduct attorney?
If you’ve been the victim of police misconduct, get an attorney. But how to choose the right one? Broadly speaking, there are two things that you should look for. First, whether the attorney has experience in civil rights cases, especially cases similar to yours. And second, whether you feel comfortable with the attorney. Trust your gut instincts.When you first speak to the attorney, ask yourself whether you felt like you were being listened to. Ask yourself whether you felt like things were explained in a way that made sense and whether the attorney took the time to get to know you. You want your attorney to be your advocate and your partner throughout the case. Read more here about why you should choose us.