Aggressively Defending Your Civil Rights
With the progress America made after the Civil Rights Movement, it’s unimaginable to think there are still problems decades later. There are cases of police brutality, false arrests and excessive force during arrests and numerous other civil rights violations by law enforcement and in prisons.
We have civil rights laws that protect our fundamental rights. Our civil rights attorneys at McKeen & Associates, PC can protect you. Civil rights violations are especially intolerable when they come from a government representative or agency.
Our firm represents people who are victims of police brutality and excessive force as well as people whose rights were violated while in jail.
Civil Action For Deprivation Of Your Rights
The 14 th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects your rights as a citizen. The Enforcement Act of 1871, which was established to fight attacks on the rights of African Americans. An offshoot of that was 42 USC 1983. In layman’s terms, it protects you against state and local law enforcement officers who violate your rights.
How Can A Law Enforcement Official Violate My Civil Rights?
When a police officer is in the line of duty, they are generally allowed broad powers. There are limits, however, if they violate your civil rights while enforcing the law or imprisoning you.
You are protected against:
- Denial of medication or medical attention.
- False arrest.
- Excessive force.
- Failure to intervene when another officer violates your rights.
- Failure to prevent an assault by another prisoner if the threat was known.
- Inadequate medical attention.
- Malicious prosecution.
- Medical malpractice.
- Police misconduct.
- Sexual abuse of prisoners.
- Torture or cruel and unusual punishment.
Qualified immunity offers protections to government agencies that are sued for their actions in the line of duty. However, they are not protected if they violate your federal or Constitutional rights. The facts of your case and the evidence will determine your case. We will thoroughly investigate your case. If we find that they violated your civil rights, we will aggressively fight to defend you.
Experienced Civil Rights Attorneys Supporting Your Rights
If you believe your civil rights were violated by an arresting officer or while you were in custody in Michigan, Illinois or anywhere in the U.S., we can support your rights. Put our lawyers to work for you. Call our Detroit offices at 313-524-8570 or email us.