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Civil Rights Violations

Imagine your rights being violated by the very people who vowed to protect them. Imagine being pulled over for no reason, being thrown up against your car, being handcuffed, being strip searched, or being stopped on the street because of your race by those who swore to protect and serve.

Police misconduct is not only illegal, it is unconstitutional. Victims of police misconduct and other civil rights violations are entitled to be compensated for the damage they have experienced. If you or a loved one believe your rights have been violated by the police, call Mr. Cohen at 718-275-5900 and schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

Examples of Civil Rights Claims based on Police Misconduct are as follows:

  • Police brutality
  • Police harassment
  • Excessive force
  • False or warrantless arrests
  • Illegal searches and seizures
  • Illegal strip searches
  • Malicious prosecution
Civil Rights 1983 Action

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

Most Common Civil Rights Violations:

Excessive force, also known as police misconduct or police brutality, is when the police misuse their authority during routine car stops, searches and seizures questioning, or any other law enforcement action.

Officers are here to protect and serve the public, but they must do so while upholding the Constitution and the Civil Rights of individuals. They must not abuse their authority and use excessive force. When law enforcement officers cross the line and violate an individual’s constitutional rights they can be subject to civil liability.

Jeffrey D. Cohen has extensive experience in handling all types Civil Rights Violations cases in New York. Mr. Cohen is sensitive to each and every individual claim and fights for the best outcome to compensate his clients for violations they have experience at the hands of the police.

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Call 718-275-5900 for more information about Civil Rights Cases in New York or to schedule your free consultation with an experienced New York Criminal Defense attorney from The Law Office of Jeffrey D. Cohen.