Michigan Attorney Explains Police Brutality Issues

by | Sep 17, 2018 | Police Brutality | 0 comments

Police officers are legally required to maintain their composure and treat all individuals with professionalism and respect. Unfortunately, not all officers abide by the law and at times resort to improper use of physical force. If you have been subjected to police brutality and have suffered ensuing damages, you may have a claim for monetary damages. You should retain a police brutality attorney in Detroit who practices in this field of law to get you the just compensation you deserve.

Legal Claims Arising From Police Brutality

Legal claims for police brutality may arise when officers go beyond their authority and cause needless injury to the victim. Police misconduct falls under several categories, the most common of which are:

Excessive Force

Law enforcement cannot use force that is not reasonably necessary to carry out their legal duties. Determining whether force is “excessive” depends on the reason for the stop or arrest of the individual and the manner in which the individual responded to the police.

Regardless of the situation, the police cannot hurt an unarmed person who is acting in a non-threatening manner and is following directions.

If the police brutality attorney in Detroit can prove excessive force, the individual will be entitled to monetary compensation.

False Arrest or Imprisonment

If the police take an individual into custody without a warrant, probable cause that the person committed a serious crime, or a reasonable belief that the individual was just about to commit a serious crime, the individual may have a claim for false arrest or imprisonment.

However, to have a proper claim for this type of police brutality, the police brutality attorney in Detroit must be able to prove that there was no information available at the time of the arrest to prove the reasonableness of the officer’s belief.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one was injured by law enforcement officers and you believe that injury resulted from their excessive force or abuse of authority, it is important to talk to a police brutality attorney in Detroit. To schedule a complimentary consultation, call the Law Offices of Christopher Trainor & Associates at (800) 961-8477.

Christopher Trainor and Associates Featured on WXYZ

Recently Christopher Trainor and Associates was featured on WXYZ 7 Action News in Detroit regarding a client's case against the Detroit Police Department in which the client was wrongly arrested and held in jail. The full article and can be found on the WXYZ website.

St Joseph, MI – Injuries Result from Wreck on I-94 near Martin Luther King Dr

St Joseph, MI (March 25, 2022) - A major car crash happened on an interstate in St Joseph on the afternoon of March 20. At approximately 5:10 p.m., an unspecified number of vehicles collided on Interstate 94. Reports show the accident happened on I-94 near Martin...

Zeeland, MI – Auto Accident on Fairview Rd at Washington Ave Ends in Injuries

Zeeland, MI (March 25, 2022) - An auto accident happened on the morning of March 25 in Zeeland that resulted in injuries. The wreck occurred shortly after 8:00 a.m., according to reports.  Sources say the collision took place on Fairview Road near Washington...

Paw Paw, MI – Major Car Crash on M-43 between 37th & 40th St

Paw Paw, MI (March 25, 2022) - A motor vehicle accident occurred in Paw Paw on the morning of March 23 that required an emergency response. The incident was reported to authorities in the area at around 12:21 p.m. Various responders were observed at the scene of the...

Romulus, MI – Motor Vehicle Collision Causes Injuries on I-94 near Vining Rd

Romulus, MI (March 25, 2022) - At least one person was hurt in a crash reported in Romulus on March 25. At approximately 12:55 p.m., police were dispatched to the scene of the wreck located on Interstate 94.  Responders including paramedics, fire crews, and...

Holland, MI – Injury Accident on Waverly Rd at 48th St Requires EMT Dispatch

Holland, MI (March 25, 2022) - On the morning of March 25, at approximately 6:55 a.m., a car accident in Holland required an emergency dispatch.  Reports indicate that a vehicle collided with a pole near 48th Street on Waverly Road.  To assist the injured...

Jackson, MI – Serious Car Accident on M-106 near Deweese Rd and Hawkins Rd

Jackson, MI (March 25, 2022) - Police officers in Jackson were dispatched to the scene of a major car crash on Friday, March 25. According to local officials, the collision happened at approximately 4:00 p.m. on M-106. While emergency personnel rendered aid to those...

Detroit, MI – Police Dispatched to Crash Scene on I-96 near Davison St

Detroit, MI (March 25, 2022) - On March 25, at least one person was injured in a car accident in Detroit. The wreck was reported to officials in the area at approximately 10:50 p.m. According to information from reports, the accident occurred on I-96 near Davison...

Wyoming, MI – Major Accident on 28th St near Clyde Park Ave

Wyoming, MI (March 24, 2022) - Highway patrol officers and first responders were called to the scene of a vehicle collision on March 24 on 28th Street in Wyoming. Reports show that an unspecified number of vehicles collided in the area, resulting in the injury of at...

St Clair, MI – Siblings Killed in Wreck on Kinney Rd near Burt Rd

St Clair, MI (March 24, 2022) - A brother and sister were killed in a two-car crash on Thursday, March 24 in Riley Township. The incident was reported north of Interstate 69 on Kinney Road near Burt Road.  Three people were also hospitalized with injuries,...