Civil Rights Violations under 42 USC �1983
Police brutality is a violation of Section 1983 of the Federal Civil Rights Act. Section 1983 allows individuals to sue state actors in state or federal courts for such civil rights violations. Police brutality can include excessive physical force, physical assault, verbal abuse, violent threats, false arrests, sexual abuse or assault, intimidation, racial profiling, or other kinds of discrimination by police officers, prison guards, and law enforcement officers or officials. The psychological and emotional trauma that comes from this type of brutality can be severe, especially as law enforcement officers are entrusted with protecting people, not violating or abusing them.
The attorneys at ACME Law Offices has are experienced civil rights lawyers, protecting individuals from civil rights violations, police misconduct including unlawful search and seizures, false arrests, false imprisonment, jail abuse, and other civil rights violations protected by the Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendments as well as Due Process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment.
In addition to the rights afforded under Section 1983, victims of police misconduct have one year in the state of Illinois to file state tort claims against government agents and municipalities under the Illinois Tort Immunity Act. Thus, it is essential that if you have been a victim you seek civil rights law lawyers immediately due to the strict statutes of limitations which can time bar a claim.
ACME Law Offices, has experience handling Section 1983 Civil Rights cases and can help you know your rights and recover the compensation you are entitled to.Contact ACME Law Offices today for a free consultation