Police Brutality and Misconduct in Colorado
McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP
When you have been a victim of police brutality or police violence in Colorado, you have the right to respond with strong legal action. The police take an oath to protect and serve, but sometimes an officer of the law abuses their authority, either through physical assault or misuse of the criminal justice system. If you have been a victim of violence at the hands of a Colorado police officer, McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP is a top choice for civil prosecution of your police brutality claim.
Police Brutality in Colorado
Colorado cops are given a lot of discretion in the use of force against the people. In many cases, they may need to use force to keep the peace or protect themselves or others. Unfortunately, some officers take advantage of this power to abuse innocent citizens. The following abuses are examples of police brutality in the Denver Metro area and beyond:
- Excessive force
- Unjustified deadly force
- Misuse of a K9 unit
- In-custody abuse
The MSW team knows the difference between keeping the peace and abusing the authority of the law. If you have suffered physical abuse at the hands of a police officer and are unsure if it qualifies as police misconduct, we can help you learn how to protect your rights.
Police Officer Abuse and Wrongful Death by Police
The criminal justice system was meant to protect innocent citizens from those who would do them harm. All too often, however, those who are charged with crimes are the victims of police misconduct. The following situations are examples of police misconduct and abuse of authority:
- Wrongful arrest
- Wrongful death and wrongful death in jail or in prison
- False imprisonment
- Illegal searches and seizures
- Racial profiling
- Refusal to let you contact a lawyer
- Coercion in questioning
- Tampering with evidence
Abuse of the criminal justice system can cost victims thousands of dollars or result in sentences for crimes they did not commit.