Chicago Civil Rights Lawyer
Representing Victims of Police Misconduct in Chicago
Society has entrusted police officers with the power and authority to investigate, detain, arrest, and charge citizens. Society has also granted law enforcement officers the right to use physical violence, including deadly force, when appropriate. Police officers have access to numerous weapons and advanced technology to do their job, including drones, video surveillance equipment, police dogs ("K-9"), batons, asps, pepper spray, tasers, and firearms, and they are sometimes even equipped with defensive armor. The average citizen, on the other hand, has only a single protection against such an overwhelming disparity of resources: their civil rights.
The Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution exists, in large part, to guard citizens from the abuse of police authority. Unfortunately, the constitutional safeguards that all Americans enjoy are often ignored or overstepped by police officers. Under the guise of self-defense or protecting the law, police officers sometimes engage in unlawfully brutal behavior or misconduct, using excessive or deadly force or unlawful search and seizure to tread on the civil protections Americans have against the abusive behavior of those entrusted with the duty to enforce the law.
When people have had their civil rights violated by the police, they feel helpless, believing there is nothing they can do to remedy the situation or to prevent the police from victimizing others. The truth is, however, that people are not helpless when they are the victims of police abuse. Help is available, and they have a right to it.
Practice Areas in Civil Rights Litigation
Foutris Law Office, Ltd. represents individuals who have experienced unlawful or unfair treatment by law enforcement, whether physical or psychological. No one deserves to be mistreated by the very officers who are supposed to maintain peace. Contact Attorney Bill Foutris for legal guidance if you have faced any of the following situations:
- Coerced Confessions
- Excessive Force
- False Arrest
- Malicious Prosecution
- Police Brutality
- Police K-9 Injury
- Police Misconduct
- Police Pursuits
- Police Shootings
- Taser Abuse
- Unlawful Search & Seizure
Let a Passionate Chicago Civil Rights Lawyer Help
An experienced Chicago civil rights lawyer from Foutris Law Office, Ltd. can represent you in a lawsuit to hold the abusive police officers accountable for their actions, and to recover fair and just compensation for their wrongdoing. If you are the victim of police misconduct, then you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, as well as punitive damages against the individual police officers.
Contact Chicago civil rights attorney Bill Foutris at (312) 212-1200 for support & legal representation when your rights have been violated. We can fight for your justice and compensation.