Chicago Civil Rights Lawyer
Civil Rights Violations: Failure to Intervene
Police officers are sworn to protect citizens from harm and to preserve their civil rights, and when an officer fails to intervene on the behalf of a citizen, there may be grounds for a lawsuit. An experienced Chicago civil rights attorney from Foutris Law Office, Ltd. can meet with you to discuss the situation and determine whether you have grounds to sue, whether the incident occurred in Chicago or anywhere else in the state . He has experience representing police officers on allegations of civil rights abuse, and knows how they prepare to defend such cases. He will investigate all available information to discover evidence of police misconduct to support your claim for damages.
A police officer who witnesses any type of due process violation is duty bound to take action to intervene and take any actions necessary to protect the victim's rights. Your claim for damages may include officers who were present while you were victimized by police brutality, taser abuse or false arrest if they condoned the actions or simply allowed them to happen.
Civil Rights Cases in Chicago
Allegations of failure to intervene often extend beyond the officers who were at the scene of the incident. It may be possible to prove that superior officers and individuals in positions of authority within the police department were aware that the officer who violated your rights had a history or violence or abusive behavior and took no disciplinary action. An attorney from the firm will work with you to develop the claim and will represent you as the case progresses, with the goal of recovering the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Contact a Chicago civil rights lawyer to learn more about the help that is available in pursuing compensation for a police officer's failure to intervene.