Police Shootings Attorneys
Have you been the victim of a police shooting, or lost a loved one in a police shooting you believe was unjustified? If so, you need the help of the attorneys at Robins Kaplan. Contact us today for a free evaluation of the specifics of your case. We have extensive experience in this area, and have a track record of recovering millions for victims of unjustified police shootings and their families. Unless a person shoots at officers or hurts others in the presence of the police, it is usually unnecessary for police to be shooting. Unlawful shootings by police are considered excessive force, and are a violation of rights.
Tensions are High
Whenever police are involved in a situation, tensions are automatically raised. In turn, individuals may panic and behave irrationally. The police are sworn to protect citizens, and trained in ways to calm intense circumstances and the people involved. If inadequately trained, there is the possibility of excessive force being used by the police, often by using a firearm, when not necessary.
The police firearm should be used in only extreme situations, and every other method to calm the conflict should be exhausted before firing or using non-lethal methods such as bean bag guns or Tasers. Although non-lethal, these methods of control can still cause significant injury to the victim, and should not be used unless absolutely necessary. Recent victims of police shootings from bean bag shot guns have needed emergency surgery, and even died as a result of the wound. In many cases, this is due to a lack of training for the police officer.
The Next Step
If you have lost a loved one due to a police shooting you believe to be unjustified, or are yourself a victim of an unjustified police shooting, it is important for you to take action immediately. Our civil rights attorneys will uncover any evidence necessary to find out what actually occurred to result in the shooting.
If you are interested in having us represent you, you should call us so we can determine whether the matter is one for which we are willing or able to accept professional responsibility. We will not make this determination by e-mail communication. The telephone numbers and addresses for our offices are listed on this page. We reserve the right to decline any representation. We may be required to decline representation if it would create a conflict of interest with our other clients.
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