POLICE BRUTALITY LAWYERS IN CHICAGO
What is Police Brutality?
Types of Police Brutality
- Police shootings
- Tazing someone without a valid reason
- Using a chokehold maneuver on someone
- Using a stun gun
Police Brutality vs. Misconduct
- Wrongful convictions
- Unlawful search and seizure
- Due process violations
- Unlawful arrest
- Falsification of evidence
- Sexual assault
- False imprisonment
- Racial profiling
- Unwanted surveillance
- Witness tampering
- Failure to intervene
How Many Police Shootings Happen Every Year?
How Many White Americans are Killed by Police?
How Many Black Americans are Killed by Police?
How Likely is it For People Enduring a Mental Health Crisis to be Shot by Police?
What City Has the Most Police Shootings?
Chicago Deaths by Police
Death of Laquan McDonald in Chicago
Aftermath of Laquan McDonald’s Death
What is Reasonable Force?
How Much Force Should a Police Officer Use When Arresting Someone?
How severe was the crime?
Did the suspect pose a threat to officers?
Was the suspect resisting or trying to run away?
When Can a Police Officer Shoot Someone?
The officer has reasonable grounds to believe that the suspect is a substantial physical threat to himself or others.
A suspect threatened the police with a weapon.
The police have reasonable grounds to believe that the offender committed a felony involving serious bodily harm.
Potential Accusations Towards a Police Department For Fatal Shootings
The department hired a police officer who was clearly unfit for their job. For example, maybe the police officer had a history of violence at a different department.
A police officer didn’t receive proper training before and during their job. Not only is training necessary before becoming an officer, but it’s necessary throughout employment.
The department failed to appropriately monitor one officer with a record of violence in recent years.
The department continued to employ a police officer despite their record of violence. This is also called negligent retention of an officer.