Use of Excessive Force by Chicago Police
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Police officers are authorized to use force and physical violence under certain circumstances such as to apprehend suspects, preserve the public peace, and protect citizens from harm. When an officer abuses this authority by employing excessive force against a suspect, the victim may suffer severe injury or death, in addition to a major violation of his or her civil rights.
Bill Foutris has spent decades representing victims of police brutality. He has investigated claims of police brutality and filed lawsuits for people that were injured by police brutality against police officers from Chicago, Chicago suburbs, as well as officers in northern and central Illinois, northern Indiana and eastern Wisconsin.
Have you or a loved one been the victim of any form of police brutality? If so, then you should not hesitate to contact Foutris Law Office, Ltd. for assistance with filing a claim for damages. Bill Foutris is a Chicago civil rights lawyer that knows how to effectively build the evidence to prove your claim.
Are You a Victim of "Excessive Force"?
The law places limits on how much force a police officer can use, even when an arrestee is not cooperating or resisting arrest. Victims of excessive force include people who are shot, people that have had a firearm needlessly pointed in their direction, along with people that have been punched, kicked, choked, beaten with batons, attacked by police dogs, maced, or subjected to taser abuse. Victims of excessive force deserve compensation for their injuries and out-of-pocket expenses, such as medical bills, as well as for the pain and suffering caused by the incident.
Compensation for Victims of Excessive Police Force
Police will often attempt to refute allegations of excessive force by claiming that the suspect was resisting arrest or even attacked the officer, but witness testimony, surveillance footage and even the police officer's history of violent behavior can support the accusation. Whether you have suffered bruising, broken bones, torn ligaments, or if you lost a loved one in a case of wrongful death, an experienced attorney from the firm will represent you to get you justice and fair compensation for the police abuse you experienced.
Contact a Chicago civil rights lawyer for a consultation. Get started on a claim after you have suffered excessive force at the hands of police!