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Jeffrey D. Cohen, Esq.
A Civil Rights Lawyer in New York

Civil Rights Lawyer, Jeffrey D. Cohen

Think about having your rights violated by the very people who promised to defend them. Imagine being pulled over without reason, being slammed against your car, being handcuffed, subjected to a strip search, or being stopped on the street based on your race by officers who swore to protect and serve.

Police misconduct is not only a violation of the law, but it also goes against the Constitution. If you or a loved one feel your rights were violated by the police, contact Mr. Cohen at 718-275-5900 to schedule a free consultation and explore your legal options.

Civil Rights Claims related to Police Misconduct include:

  • Police brutality
  • Police harassment
  • Excessive use of force
  • Unlawful arrests
  • Illegal searches and seizures
  • Unlawful strip searches
  • Malicious prosecution

You can file a Civil Rights 1983 Action against the state to hold those who abuse their power accountable and prevent others from suffering similar mistreatment.

The most common Civil Rights Violation is the excessive use of force, also known as police misconduct or police brutality. This occurs when the police misuse their authority during routine stops, searches, seizures, or other law enforcement actions.

Law enforcement officers have the responsibility to protect and serve the public while also respecting their Constitutional and Civil Rights. They should not abuse their power and use excessive force. When they overstep their boundaries and violate someone’s constitutional rights, they can be held liable in a civil lawsuit.

Jeffrey D. Cohen has extensive experience handling all types of Civil Rights Violation cases in New York. He is dedicated to each individual case and fights for the best outcome to compensate his clients for the violations they have suffered at the hands of the police.

Civil Rights Lawyer in Queens, NY

If you suspect police misconduct caused serious injury or economic loss and led to your arrest, consider hiring a skilled criminal defense lawyer to fight for justice in your case. You don’t have to face this on your own.  Mr. Jeffrey D. Cohen is a seasoned civil rights attorney who fiercely represents clients in the five boroughs of New York City, including Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

When police violate someone’s rights under the US Constitution, those claims are usually handled in the Federal courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Cohen’s Law Firm helps clients who have experienced serious harm due to violations of their civil rights in and around New York City. Contact us by phone or fill out an online form for a free case evaluation with Mr. Jeffrey D. Cohen, a civil rights attorney in Queens.

Civil Rights Claims over Police Misconduct

If you have resolved criminal charges favorably, you may have the right to take legal action against the New York Police Department (NYPD) or other law enforcement agencies in New York City. Police misconduct can be a traumatic and frightening experience. However, under Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, individuals can sue the government for civil rights violations. This means that when a state actor, such as a police officer, violates a person’s rights under the Constitution, they can face legal consequences.

Civil rights claims related to police misconduct can include:

  • Police misconduct
  • Police brutality
  • Excessive force
  • False arrest and wrongful arrest
  • Police corruption
  • False confessions
  • Evidence planting by law enforcement officers
  • False imprisonment
  • Unlawful intimidation by police officers
  • Sexual abuse by police officers

If you are a victim of police brutality or misconduct, it is recommended to seek experienced legal counsel. You can also learn more about your rights by visiting the following resources:

  • The Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office provides information on various civil rights issues, including voting rights, fair housing, LGBTQ rights, and more.
  • The federal law for violation of civil rights can be found under the Civil Action for Deprivation of Rights (42 USC § 1983).
  • The Department of Justice Civil Rights Division works to correct law enforcement agencies’ practices and policies that contribute to misconduct and provides information on federal laws addressing police misconduct, including criminal and civil statutes.
POLICE BRUTALITY
• Excessive Use of Force
• Injuries arising from Stun Gun or other Non-Lethal tools
IMPROPER USE OF POLICE CHOKE HOLD
• Investigation of officers who improperly use chokeholds
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