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.

Verdicts & Settlements

for the families of 2 minors who suffered third degree burns and scarring to their bodies after being burned with sulfuric acid. The incident occurred when a fellow minor took a container of high grade drain opener containing sulfuric acid and poured it on the 2 injured minors. The sulfuric acid was alleged to be left out on the property where the minors resided. The landlord and property manager at the premises were sued for negligence and settled through their insurance carrier in this child injury case.

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Firm News

December 2009
ACME Law Offices files civil rights lawsuit against Police Officers who violently assaulted a teenager in her family's restaurant.
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The service at ACME Law Offices is phenomenal...John never stopped fighting the two and a half years he worked on my case. He made sure I got treatment so I could get healthy and relieve the pain and financial burden that comes when you are injured. John is caring, dedicated, compassionate, hardworking, and he never gives up...John fought hard and won my case and now I get to be another one of his highly satisfied clients.

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