Excessive Force by Police Officers in Texas
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Recent headlines have shed an increasingly strong light on the problem of police brutality in the United States. It's important that you know your rights. Just because someone has a badge and a gun does not mean that he or she is above the law. If you or a loved one was the victim of excessive force by a law enforcement officer, call a Dallas excessive force attorney to represent you and to aggressively pursue the justice you deserve.
The police are committed to protect and serve our community. Even when a person is arrested, officers must uphold the constitutional rights of everyone to ensure an arrest is lawful and just. Although situations may arise that result in the use of physical and even deadly force, it is not uncommon for law enforcement officials to use such force to the point of police brutality.
Excessive Force by Police Definition
What is excessive force by police? Excessive force by a police officer does not have a specific definition under federal law. However, excessive force is when a police officer uses force in excess compared to what a police officer would reasonably believe is necessary for the situation. The jury and courts decide whether the situation called for the amount of force used based on the situation in question.
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Excessive Use of Force by Police
Cases of excessive force by police may involve, among other factors:
- Rubber bullets
- Pepper spray
- Choke holds
- Kicks & punches
- Take downs
- Tear gas
- Police batons
If you were a victim of excessive force, or think you may have been, you should speak with a Dallas excessive force lawyer from Scott H. Palmer, P.C. Our elite law firm is aggressive, passionate, and knowledgeable. We have experience in a wide range of cases. We can help you understand what happened to you. If your rights were violated, we can help you take legal action. Our team represents individuals in Dallas, the state of Texas, and Nationwide.
Victim of Excessive Force by Police in Texas?
Don't hesitate to call our office. Our Dallas excessive force attorneys can help you review your situation and determine whether or not you have a case. We can present you with your options and answer your questions. If you have a civil claim and wish to move forward, we can help you take that first step. There's no reason to wait on finding out your rights and options.