Jail Death and Police Brutality

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Police officer holds man down and injures his faceEvery year, overzealous or frightened police officers and prison guards overstep their bounds and injure people while using excessive force in making an arrest or subduing an individual. In addition, injuries from police dogs and tasering continue to rise in communities across the nation. Police brutality is a violation of civil rights. In addition, many detainees or prisoners die every year in jails or prisons by the jail's or prison's failure to provide adequate medical care or due to lack of emergency care when a prisoner becomes sick or injured. This is also a violation of civil rights. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your specific situation.

Police brutality can come in many forms, including:

  • Injuries from police dogs
  • Night stick injuries
  • Gunshot injuries, police action shootings
  • Broken bones
  • Injury from improper jail supervision
  • Deliberate indifference to medical needs
  • Police custody injuries, including positional asphyxia or restraint asphyxia
  • Taser Shooting

It is not uncommon for these actions to result in wrongful death. Faced with the loss of a loved one, it is crucial that you contact a skilled Indiana lawyer immediately. We can immediately begin developing your case strategy while submitting any necessary paperwork in a timely fashion.

We respect law enforcement agencies and know that police have a tough job to do. However, hurting people by using unnecessary excessive force during an arrest isn't what society pays officers to do. Our attorneys are on the front lines of stopping civil rights violations. If you have been injured by a police officer during an arrest or altercation, contact the Boughter Law Office to discuss your claim.

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