Police Brutality Lawyers

The moment you realize the person who is responsible for protecting you has now become the offender under the protection of a badge is frightening concern. How safe are we? The topic of police brutality has exponentially grown over the past decade and continues to grow. The deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Freddie Gray in Baltimore made headline news causing uprising and placing the spotlight on excessive police force. However, police brutality happens everyday in America. If you were the victim of police brutality, it may be wise to seek the help of a police brutality lawyer today.

What is police brutality?

It’s a common term and well known among society but the topic is still considered taboo. A general definition would be the act of physical violence perpetrated by a police officer on a restrained or otherwise helpless suspect. This type of police misconduct can be displayed in the following ways:

  • Extreme physical violence
  • Degrading strip searches
  • Sexual assault
  • Coercion/blackmail
  • Racial profiling

If you know someone or are you personally have been a victim of police brutality you have every right to take action after the incident. Although they may have a badge justice can still happen. Ahead are a few suggestions on what steps to take next:

  • Document details or information that can identify the offending officer immediately (i.e. officer’s name precinct, badge/shield number, patrol car number, description of his physical features)
  • Take photos or videos of any physical injuries, damaged property or torn clothes. If you did not take the photo or footage yourself reach out to gain access as this will be the best evidence in court.
  • Seek medical and psychological assistance to start the healing process.
  • Get the names of any witnesses at the scene.
  • Speak to a lawyer who is experienced with handling police brutality cases immediately. You can seek out a database that presents several options for you to find the best lawyer

How Many People are Killed by Police Each Year?

There is no official database available to the public that is kept by the government. However, through crowdsourcing, some data has been assembled. Here are some statistics.

People Killed Since 2011 by Race

Deaths by police by race since 2011


People Killed by Police by Gunshot 2011-2015

People Killed by Police by Gunshot


People Killed by Police by Taser 2011-2015

People Killed by Police by Taser


People Killed by Police by Vehicle 2011-2015

People Killed by Police by Vehicle


The charts where these images were taken from can be seen by clicking here along with a beautiful yet haunting data visualization of people killed by police.

If you have been the victim of police brutality, we’d like to hear from you in the comments below. Let us know where you were, what happened and any other information you can provide.


2015 Deaths By Police in the U.S.


June 2015, Stonewall, Mississippi, Jonathan Sanders

  • An attorney for Sanders’s family said an officer choked him to death with a flashlight. But police chiefs denied this, and said he sustained injuries during a physical fight involving no weapons. Sanders had been exercising his horse before the encounter with the officer, according to his family.

June 2015, Des Moines, Iowa, Ryan Bolinger

  • Bolinger was shot after exiting his vehicle and moving towards a police car, according to authorities. He had stopped abruptly in a U-turn after being pursued at low speed. Police said the chase began when he drove up closely beside a separate traffic stop, got out of his car and ‘danced around’.

May 2015, Long Beach, California, Feras Morad

  • Friends said Morad, a nationally ranked debater who was preparing for university, had a bad reaction to psychedelic mushrooms and jumped through a second-story window. Police said he was shot after failing to obey commands to stop moving towards officers even when shocked with a Taser.

April 2015, Baltimore, Maryland, Freddie Gray

  • Gray died from injuries sustained during a prolonged ride in a police van while handcuffed and shackled on the floor. He was arrested after catching the eye of a police officer and running away. His death prompted protests and rioting in Baltimore and elsewhere. The six officers involved in his arrest were indicted on criminal charges including murder.

March 2015, Cleveland, Ohio, Brandon Jones

  • Police said Jones broke into a grocery store and tried to escape with cigarettes and Canadian coins. Two police officers confronted him on the sidewalk and tried to arrest him, but a struggle ensued. One fired a shot that hit Jones in the chest.

February 2015, San Francisco, California, Almilcar Perez

  • Police said Perez-Lopez wielded a knife while trying to steal a bicycle. Plainclothes officers shot him when he allegedly ignored their demands to drop the knife. Protesters later said he wouldn’t have understood the commands because he did not speak English. Witnesses contradicted the police account, saying Perez-Lopez was trying to get his phone back from the owner of the bicycle.

February 2015, Hanover , Pennsylvania, David Kassick

  • Kassick got into an altercation with a police officer after fleeing a traffic stop. He was lying down when he was shot twice in the back.

January 2015, Longview, Texas, Kristina Cougnard

  • Coignard called 911 from the lobby of the Longview police department asking for help. A tussle with police officers then occurred and she was shot four times after lunging at officers with what police described as a butcher’s knife. Coignard’s family have said the officers did not do enough to diffuse the situation before firing. CCTV footage of the incident has raised further questions about the officers’ use of force.

January 2015, Savannah, Georgia, Matthew Ajibade

  • Police responded to a domestic incident after Abijade’s girlfriend called 911. Abijade was charged with battery and taken to county jail. His girlfriend said she warned officers about Abijade’s mental health issues and handed them his medicine. According to the police account, Abijade assaulted three officers and was placed in a restraint chair. He was later found dead in his cell. Nine officers have been fired as a result of the incident and three people indicted with manslaughter.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news

2 thoughts on “Police Brutality Lawyers

  1. I am a grandmother of two. .. I work flipping homes. I travel to the minnesota tall store at mall of america…. They don’t have any tall stores for women in wisconsin. ..

    I was legally parked talking on my cell phone, 8 am approximately when a truck zoomed past. WAY ABOVE the speed limit.

    I was more then startled and decided to leave the side street parking spot.

    I like to park when doing business on my phone. I thought he was NUTS…. my customer on the phone I have worked for approximately 35 years.

    I stayed on my phone and pulled slightly from the spot. Suddenly he was behind me with a rifle aimed at my vehicle. I stopped as he barked orders from his truck. He didn’t look like police.

    I refused his order to get out of my vehicle and stayed on my phone… I started screaming and beeping my horn…. begging my customer for help on the phone.

    I didn’t know the city or the side street. I planned on going to the tall store at the mall of america. I don’t like to drive and talk on the phone.

    Suddenly a bunch of police squads arrived. I screamed at him to get a WOMAN over and over. He and now them leaning out windows pointing NUMEROUS RIFLES at me.

    After almost an hour of this standoff a female finally arrived. As she approached my truck, suddenly someone testosterone steroid induced nutso SMASHED my window.

    Then with my seat belt still on…. pulling and yanking me from my seat. Me screaming my seat belt is on… them ignoring.

    Suddenly one officer reached up under my clothes and grabbed my breast… Then I was thrown to the ground and tackled bruises cuts…

    Then I was put in the back of a squad forcefully of course. Another nutso officer rammed his hand creating welts down my ass. These welts later became infected.

    Then they all stood around ignoring my screaming.

    Transfered to a catholic hospital regions… both officers were terrible. I reported to 2 nurses I was sex assaulted and had done nothing wrong.

    I was ignored and drugged. I woke up on a mental ward…. any time I mentioned sex assaults I was force fed drugged drooling or given shots and chained to a bed.

    Calling law enforcement to report was more druggings and threats for me. To the point they denied me using a phone. Called head of the hospital to be ignored and drugged drooling.

    Showed them welts on my ass and received several prescriptions. They Ignored how I received the welts. If I mentioned it I would get chained down in solitary and given shots.

    The public defender was a joke. The judge even worse. Saw her in the newspaper with bad things written about her.

    I received about 2 months of drooling druggings reporting sex assaults to regions…. . Some solitary chained

    I need help getting bad cops , hospital and the rest prosecuted.

    Thank you.

  2. Attacker was never arrested police laughed at me I got avrestrsung order they still ksughef when he violated it. Six months goes on and I hope complaint with department of justice suddenly I who have nevercneen charged with any thing ever in my life have made up feliby charhes I’m thrown in jail out in isolation sexually harassed not fed made to lay in my own a coveted in blood not given food water tampons made remarks about my period didn’t let me shower signing judge on case is wife of the police chief the guy who I filed complaints with police harrass me and ratted me out to dtug dealers I was to get info out of for another county for a murder case that I came forward with now the drug dealers want to kill me I had to lie on the stand to get out of jail and want to take back my pleas I committed no crime help I have all proof of me begging for help for six months and was ignored now I’ve lost everything including my kids because of them

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