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Police officers and law enforcement officials are trusted with a responsibility to help the public, serve justice, and uphold the law. We like to believe they’re always on our side and that they have our best interests in mind.
However, in some instances, an officer may display poor judgment or go too far in their duties, resulting in tragic or even fatal consequences. Police brutality is a sad reality even today and is one of the most common causes of police misconduct lawsuits in America today. It isn’t all physical violence, either – many cases of police brutality can involve you being forced to do something you don’t want to under threat of jail time or violence, unnecessary strip searches, false arrests, and more.
If you feel you were the victim of excessive force or a civil rights violation at the hands of law enforcement, Mesadieu Law Firm has the expertise you need. If you feel like you have been a victim of misconduct by a police officer, Mesadieu Law Firm is here to help. Our experienced lawyers represent anyone who believes their civil rights have been violated by law enforcement personnel, and our combined knowledge puts us at the forefront of police misconduct lawsuits throughout New York.
What Rights Do I Have as The Victim Of Police Brutality?
Police brutality can encompass several factors, and the laws protecting citizens like you from mistreatment or abuse at the hands of the police are complex and wide-ranging. Mesadieu Law Firm has skill and experience with these laws – skill and experience you need to win your New York police brutality case.
Most police misconduct cases rely on a statute known as Section 1983, published under Title 42 of the United States Code. This section makes it unlawful for anyone acting under the authority of state law to deprive another person their rights and has been cited in cases relating to excessive force, improper use of restraints, police pursuits, and even unlawful or coercive questioning of the victim.
Section 1983 and its relating laws and statutes are a complicated but necessary part of American civil rights, and Mesadieu Law Firm can help you see your police abuse case through to a satisfactory conclusion.
New York Police Misconduct Cases
Police Taser Lawsuits
Designed to provide police officers with a non-lethal option to apprehend a dangerous subject, police tasers account for a shockingly high number of accidental fatalities, as well as being a leading cause of paralysis. A lack of adequate training and excessive usage are the most common causes of injury by police taser, and if you fall victim to this tragedy, Mesadieu Law Firm will defend your rights in court.
Police Shooting Death Lawsuits
Officers are trained to only use their firearms as a last resort, but there has been an ever-increasing number of wrongful shooting deaths in America today. In any situation where an officer injures or kills someone through irresponsible or negligent usage of a firearm, compensation may be available – and the Mesadieu Law Firm has the skills and experience needed to get justice.
False Arrest Lawsuits
There are limits to the police’s ability to detain or imprison people, including reasonable suspicion and probable cause. The potential for emotional and financial peril from a wrongful imprisonment is high, and Mesadieu Law Firm will fight for your rights and restore your stability after a false arrest.
Police Sexual Harassment
No industry is safe from sexual harassment. Unfortunately, this includes police departments in New York State. Police sexual harassment can take many forms, such as supervisor-employee harassment, coworker-coworker harassment, or officer-civilian sexual harassment. All types of sexual harassment within any relationship in law enforcement are illegal in New York. If you or a loved one has experienced police sexual harassment, it is important to contact a qualified New York sexual harassment attorney for a free legal consultation immediately.
We give sexual assault survivors a voice. Call Mesadieu Law Firm at (844) 3-RIGHT-BY-YOU for a free and confidential case evaluation. We’ll Stand Right By You. We’ll Do Right By You.
Sexual Harassment in Policing in New York
Sexual harassment can happen in any industry, including law enforcement. Police sexual harassment can take many forms, including supervisor-employee harassment, coworker-coworker harassment, or officer-civilian sexual harassment. All types of sexual harassment within any relationship in law enforcement are illegal in New York. If you or a loved one has experienced police sexual harassment, it’s important to contact a qualified New York sexual harassment attorney for a free legal consultation immediately.
At Mesadieu Law Firm, we believe in giving sexual assault survivors a voice. Call us at 844-3-RIGHT-BY-YOU for a free case evaluation. We’ll stand right by you and do right by you.
What Actions Constitute Sexual Harassment by Police in New York?
Sexual harassment by police in New York can take many forms, including the following:
- Unwanted sexual advances or requests for sexual favors
- Verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
- Display of sexually suggestive material, such as images or videos
- Making sexual comments or jokes about someone’s appearance, clothing, or behavior.
- Using explicit or offensive language to describe sexual activities or anatomy.
- Conditioning employment benefits or opportunities on sexual favors
- Retaliating against an individual who refuses sexual advances or reports sexual harassment.
In the context of law enforcement, sexual harassment can take different forms, including quid pro quo and hostile work environment. Quid pro quo harassment involves someone in a position of power, such as a police officer, offering something of value in exchange for sexual favors. For example, if a police officer offers to drop charges against someone in exchange for sexual favors, it constitutes quid pro quo sexual harassment. On the other hand, a hostile work environment is created when an employee is subjected to severe or persistent sexual harassment that makes the workplace feel intimidating or unproductive. Both forms of sexual harassment are illegal in New York.
Police Misconduct and Your Rights: Understanding the Legal Options in New York
Police misconduct can take many forms and refers to any abuse of power by someone in law enforcement, particularly against a civilian. This can include physical assault, illegal searches and seizures, racial profiling, excessive use of force, and other types of misconduct. Sexual harassment is one specific type of police misconduct. When an officer engages in misconduct, it can result in disciplinary action against them if properly reported and investigated.
There are several state and federal laws in place to address police misconduct, including those enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you have experienced police misconduct, including sexual harassment, it is important to speak with a qualified attorney in New York who can explain your legal options and rights.
Contact Mesadieu Law Firm at (844) 3-RIGHT-BY-YOU for a free case evaluation. We are here to stand right by you and fight for your rights.
Sexual Harassment in the Police Force: Understanding Your Legal Rights in New York
Sexual harassment is not limited to interactions between police officers and civilians. It is also a pervasive problem within the police force itself. Examples of sexual harassment that can occur at work in law enforcement include unwanted sexual touching, requests for sexual favors, threats or blackmail involving sexual acts, sexual assault, and discrimination based on sex. If you have experienced any form of sexual harassment or discrimination while on the job as a police officer, whether from a superior, coworker, or anyone else, it is important to discuss your legal rights with an attorney who specializes in this area of law.
Schedule A Free Case Evaluation with A Sexual Harassment Lawyer
If you have been a victim of police sexual harassment in New York, it’s important to seek help from a qualified attorney. A skilled sexual harassment lawyer can inform you about your legal rights, investigate your case, and assist you in pursuing a claim against one or more parties in law enforcement.
At Mesadieu Law Firm, we understand the sensitive and complex nature of police sexual harassment cases. We offer free and confidential case evaluations and are available 24/7 to discuss your situation. Our team works tirelessly to provide our clients with the highest level of legal representation, with our unwavering standard of being Right by You. We’ll stand right by you and do right by you. Contact us at 844-3-Right-By-You (844) 374-4482 to schedule your free case evaluation today.
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If you or someone you know has been the victim of police misconduct, contact Mesadieu Law Firm today for a free case consultation.