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If you have lost a loved one due to deadly force by a police officer that you believe was unjustified, contact Robins Kaplan for a free consultation regarding your situation. We have helped many families of victims of deadly force, and we can help you too.

Deadly force can involve a variety of weapons, not just guns. Some of the most common forms of deadly force include:

  • Firearms
  • Knives, other bladed weapons
  • Vehicles
  • Explosives
  • Deadly force involving non-weapons, such as a baseball bat or tire iron

Even one unjustified death at the hands of the police is too many. Let our attorneys help determine what exactly happened that resulted in the death of your loved one.


Losing a loved one to deadly force by a police officer leads to many unanswered questions by the victim’s family. Certainly the number one question in the minds of the surviving family members is, “Was the death absolutely necessary?” We can help answer this question in part by determining whether or not the responding officers:

  • Identified themselves as police
  • Had sufficient reason to believe the victim was armed
  • Exhausted all non-lethal options before the use of deadly force
  • Were properly trained in the use of deadly force

Even though the victim may have a criminal background, a history of drug abuse, or some other issue that resulted in the presence of police at that time, it does not mean the victim deserved to die. Our attorneys know how to uncover every part of the investigation to find out exactly what happened.

Rights of the Family

If your loved one was killed by unnecessary deadly force from a police officer, you have the right to find out exactly what happened to cause his or her death. Our law firm has the experience and the resources necessary to discover exactly what happened in your case, and help you recover financially from your loss.

Contact our Battle-Tested Legal Team

A highly respected, trial-focused law firm, our members include numerous attorneys elected to membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers and selected for inclusion in “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars.” We have decades of trial and appellate experience, and the good judgment such experience brings.

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.

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

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