Civil Rights and Police Misconduct

The civil rights lawyers at Robins Kaplan have obtained over $40 million in verdicts and settlements for victims of unconstitutional governmental conduct and police brutality. We have successfully represented people in lawsuits involving a variety of claims, including arrests, seizures, use of deadly force, excessive force, vehicle pursuits, prison suicides and assaults, and unconstitutional takings. In addition, we have litigated matters involving claims under the 4th, 5th, 8th, and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

Civil rights violations can happen to anyone. Our lawyers have represented clients of all different ages, races, genders, backgrounds and socio-economic statuses. Our successes include obtaining a jury verdict against Minnesota’s largest police agency of “deliberate indifference” to the use of excessive force by its officers. We also achieved the largest settlement in Minnesota for a Section 1983 case. Our work has changed the legal landscape for civil rights law and resulted in millions of dollars for victims.

Our Civil Rights/Police Misconduct practice areas include:

  • Civil Rights Violations
  • Police Misconduct
  • Deadly Force
  • Excessive Force
  • Police Shootings
  • Jail Neglect and Abuse
  • Prison Abuse
  • Police Dog Attacks

Our attorneys are resourceful, tough, and committed to our clients’ interests, and we have the experience to carry your case from start to finish. Contact us for a free case evaluation, please complete our free case evaluation form above.

Our attorneys handle matters primarily in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  

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