Police Brutality & Excessive Force Lawyers in Austin
Representing Persons Injured by Police, Security and Bouncers in Travis County
Those who take an oath to protect and serve our community are well respected by residents of Austin. They help take bad guys off the streets, administer aid when necessary, and for the most part, keep the peace and provide a level of security to our families.
However, what happens when officers violate public policy and instead of deescalating a situation they make it worse by overreacting or failing to follow protocol? Too often, nothing happens to these few bad apples who abuse their position of power. Police brutality and excessive use of physical force can happen for many reasons but whatever the reason, it is rarely, if ever, justified.
Our personal injury attorneys can represent you against the police department or private security company responsible for commissioning the violating officer. If you or someone you know has been battered or otherwise injured by security professionals, including bars, clubs or taverns’ security staff, contact our Austin police brutality & excessive force lawyers.
For immediate assistance, call now for a free and confidential case evaluation – (512) 739-6787.
What Constitutes Excessive Physical Force or Police Brutality?
A peace officer’s primary concern for himself and the community is always safety. However, not all scenarios require the same level of physical force in order to ensure a safe outcome. Excessive physical force and police brutality occur when the level of physical force used is unreasonable given the totality of the circumstances.
Some common forms of police brutality and excessive force include:
- Excessive or unnecessary use of physical force during removal from the premises;
- Excessive or unnecessary use of physical force during detention, arrest, or transportation;
- Excessive or unnecessary use of pepper spray or mace;
- Excessive or unnecessary use of TASER gun;
- Excessive or unnecessary use of firearms;
- Sexual misconduct; and
- Death as a result of injuries or failure to provide care
While we cannot promise how much your case settles for, we work hard to assure all evidence is sufficient in the eyes of a jury. In each case, our strategy will depend on the specific facts of that particular incident. However, regardless of our approach, our end-goal is always to obtain a favorable outcome for you.