Police Brutality

If you’ve been harmed by law enforcement, police brutality lawyers in Philadelphia may be able to help you get compensation.

If you have been arrested by a law enforcement officer who used unnecessary or excessive physical or verbal force or assaulted you during the arrest, you are a victim of police brutality. While police officers have a duty to uphold the law when they are arresting civilians, they can often become angry or frustrated at a person and lose control. Many police officers have inflated egos or are “drunk” with power and believe that they have a right to arrest anyone how they see fit.

Examples Of Police Brutality

  • Unnecessary or excessive use of tasers, batons or pepper spray 
  • Beatings with fists or batons
  • Choking or body slamming
  • Abuse of a civilian’s rights
  • Using a police dog in an inappropriate manner
  • Unnecessary use of guns or other weapons

Can Police Brutality Lawyers Located In Philadelphia Help My Case?

It is against the law for a police officer to use unreasonable or excessive force in an arrest. If you have been a victim of police brutality, you need to contact an experienced Pennsylvania based police brutality attorney as quickly as possible. The attorneys at the Law Firm of Schrom & Shaffer, P.C., have substantial experience in representing clients who have been victimized by unconstitutional law enforcement, including police officers, sheriffs, deputies, security guards and detectives.