Police Misconduct


Section 1983 Title 42 of the U.S. Code provides private individuals with the right to protect against violations of their constitutional rights by defendants who acted under color of state law. While this law can protect against a wide variety state action, it is often used in law suits related to police misconduct. 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 provides as follows:

Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.

42 U.S.C section 1983 claims are difficult to prosecute alone. You need the assistance of an attorney with experience. The James Bible Law Group has successfully represented many people in claims of police misconduct. Many of these claims have involved false arrest, excessive force and assault.

In one case, the attorneys at the James Bible Law Group were successfully able to litigate a matter that involved a public school teacher being pepper sprayed by an out of control police officer who randomly sprayed him in the face while he was walking home.

In another case, the attorneys at the James Bible Law Group were able to successfully litigate a claim against a police department for pulling an African American man out of his car and striking him repeatedly cracking his ribs.

The attorneys at the James Bible Law Group also represented an African American woman who was working as a juvenile probation officer when police officers accused her of assaulting them. We first won her criminal trial and then filed a lawsuit against the city. This matter was settled prior to trial.

We have also represented a young man who was initially charged with having assaulted a police officer. After several months of investigation of his criminal case we were prepared for trial. We won his criminal case and then filed a law suit against the Sheriff’s office. We were able to resolve his matter outside of court.

In another matter we were able to successfully help a gentleman who was pulled out of his home in his underwear and beaten by a police officer. His matter was resolved outside of court.

These is just a sample of the many police misconduct cases where the attorneys at the James Bible Law Group were able to successfully able to resolve matters on behalf of our clients. If you are in need of representation in relation to police misconduct please call us at (425) 748-4585 or (425) 519-3675.

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