Chicago is notorious for the rate of misconduct among officers in our city, and if your civil rights have been violated you may feel helpless and unable to defend yourself. Many victims of police brutality and corruption refrain from taking action to assert their rights out of fear of retaliation and further abuse, while others whose complaints to the police department have been disregarded may not believe that the system works.
What constitutes misconduct? Any of the following actions can be considered misconduct:
Foutris Law Office, Ltd. is dedicated to defending private citizens whose rights have been trampled by abusive and violent police officers. If you have suffered physical injury, emotional damage and humiliation at the hands of those who are sworn to protect you, an attorney from the firm may be able to help you recover a settlement.
Mr. Foutris' clients have prevailed in many significant cases, including ones where the only substantial evidence was the strength of the plaintiff's word against that of the police officer. He believes strongly in fighting for the victims of taser abuse, excessive force and police shootings, and will do everything possible to help you assert your rights against false arrest and unlawful search & seizure. He works on a contingency fee basis, which means you won't pay a single fee unless he wins your case.
If you have been offered a cash settlement by the police department, you should not accept it before speaking with an attorney. Law enforcement agencies that recognize that they are liable to prosecution are often eager to avoid the publicity and expense of litigation and will typically attempt to resolve the situation as quickly and affordably as possible. Your claim may be worth far more than you have been offered. A lawsuit also increases the chances that you will be able to hold the police officer accountable with punitive damages and demotion or dismissal.
Contact a Chicago police misconduct lawyer for an initial consultation about the incident and to begin work on a strategy for pursuing your settlement.