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What Qualifies as Excessive Force?

There have been many high-profile cases of police brutality making the national news lately, with allegations of excessive force being a common factor. But what exactly qualifies as excessive force? It is understood that police officers often have to use some level of force to subdue their suspects. Many people being arrested under suspicion of… Read More »

Excessive Force: $1.2 Million Verdict against New York Police Department

In February 2012, Stephanie Adams, a former Playboy Playmate, was awarded a $1.2 million verdict against the City of New York for excessive force of a police officer. Represented by Rubenstein and Rynecki partner Sanford Rubenstein and trial attorney Nina Neumunz, Ms. Adams was awarded $1.2 million after she suffered permanent neck and back injury… Read More »