New York City Police Brutality Attorneys
New York Law Firm Obtains Damages for Victims Who Have Suffered the Use of Excessive Force
The attorneys at the Brooklyn-based law firm Rubenstein & Rynecki have more than 30 years of experience fighting for maximum awards for victims of police brutality cases. The law firm handles police brutality cases in the fields of—
- Excessive use of force
- False arrest
- False imprisonment
- Wrongful shootings
- Searches without warrants
- Taser injuries
- High-speed police car chases
- Improper policing activities
- Mental and emotional abuse
- Police misconduct
Police are legally allowed to control a situation using the minimal amount of force required, but instances of police brutality involving bodily harm to civilians or inmates are unacceptable and should be reported immediately. Likewise, if officers do not uphold an individual’s civil rights, they are in violation of the law. If you have been the victim of police brutality, contact a police misconduct law firm as soon as possible.
What If You Experience Police Brutality?
If an officer of the law denies you your constitutional rights or is physically aggressive with you, comply with their requests as best as possible. To protect yourself, request restraint and say nothing more. Do not be aggressive in response or give the officer or guard any indication of non-cooperation, as it may be used against you should you decide to pursue legal action. Do your best to remain calm until the ordeal is over. As soon as you are able, contact a lawyer. Traffic stops or any other forms of non-aggravated police contact do not generally warrant the use of physical force. However, in the instance of arrest, detention, or as the result of a pursuit, officers will often use excessive force to show dominance. This is illegal and should be reported. Additionally, if you are subject to racial profiling, sexual misconduct by an officer, or bodily harm, our lawyers will provide you with your best legal solutions. If you or someone you know has been injured in a police brutality case, contact the firm today for a free consultation. No recovery, no fee.
Correctional Officer Misconduct
Correctional officers, also known as “corrections” officers, are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested, are awaiting trial, or have been sentenced to a jail or prison term. Unfortunately, correctional officers sometimes violate these individuals’ rights, causing undue harm and/or injury.
Examples of corrections officer misconduct include but are not limited to:
- Use of excessive force
- Assault, including sexual assault
- Assigning specialized punishments
- Cruel and unusual punishment
- Singling out inmates
- Humiliation of inmates
- Ignoring reports of criminal conduct by other inmates
Individuals who have been subjected to correctional officer misconduct have the right to seek justice. By filing a claim, you can fight for fair compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. You may even be entitled to punitive damages, which are meant to punish those who commit acts of egregious negligence or wanton/willful misconduct.
At Rubenstein & Rynecki, we represent individuals who have suffered due to correctional officer misconduct and brutality, as well as the families of those wrongfully killed due to negligent and wrongful acts or omissions. We firmly believe that everyone deserves justice, and we are committed to protecting the rights of our clients and their loved ones.
Police Brutality Case Results
Some of the New York police brutality results Rubenstein & Rynecki has obtained for clients include—
- $8.75 million for a man who was sodomized by a NYC police officer in a police precinct bathroom
- $3 million for the family of an African immigrant wrongly shot and killed by a police officer during a raid on a warehouse in Chelsea
- $1.5 million for a New York City cab driver wrongly shot by police
- $7.15 million for the wrongful death of the father of two and damages for injured victims in case of police firing a 50-shot barrage
- $175,000 for wrongfully arrested Florida man
- $400,000 for telephone repairmen roughed up and falsely arrested by traffic cops
- $300,000 for a Haitian man beaten by cop at motor vehicle office in Brooklyn
- $440,000 for victims of police brutality at Caribbean parade
- $75,000 for a photojournalist, a victim of excessive force and false arrest by police while trying to photograph police misconduct