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Protecting The Rights Of People Abused By Police

Last updated on June 21, 2023

Law enforcement officers should protect you, not harm you. Unfortunately, police and other members of law enforcement agencies do not always abide by this promise. If you suffered police brutality and you are ready to stand up for your civil rights, McKeen & Associates, P.C., will fight for you.

For more than 30 years, we have advocated ferociously for the rights of police brutality victims throughout the Upper Peninsula. We serve clients in both Michigan and Ohio and have a reputation nationally for the excellence of our civil rights advocacy.

What Qualifies As Police Misconduct?

Police officers have the right to use force in certain situations to subdue an offender or to protect themselves or members of the public. The use of force when not absolutely necessary or the use of excessive force are violations of your civil rights. Some other common examples of police misconduct include:

  • False arrest
  • Wrongful imprisonment
  • Unnecessary or excessive use of a taser
  • Unlawful search and seizure
  • Inmate injuries in prison
  • Racial profiling
  • Sexual abuse

Proving police brutality is immensely difficult. Criminal cases rarely succeed, as the burden of proof is nearly impossible to meet. However, civil personal injury lawsuits are one remedy available to you.

A Record Of Holding The Police Responsible

That’s where we come in. Even though the police department, the state, the district attorney’s office and even the public may be against you, we are not afraid to take on your case. We have a proven record of settlements and awards in court – and, most importantly, of holding individuals and law enforcement agencies accountable for misconduct.

Speak With A Lawyer About Your Rights

You are not alone; you have McKeen & Associates, P.C., on your side. Schedule your completely free initial consultation with one of our police brutality attorneys today. To reach us, please call 313-524-8570 or send us an email.

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