Abuses of power are never justifiable.
Stories on the news remind us that those who wield authority often do so both recklessly and irresponsibly. Officials at the local, state, and federal level are capable of committing gross, horrible abuses of power. We place a lot of trust in our police force, and a betrayal of that trust should be met with serious consequences. The physical, emotional, financial, and legal ramifications of police brutality can be staggering.
We empower the powerless.
Most people think police brutality is only physical violence perpetrated by a police officer on a restrained or otherwise helpless suspect. However, police misconduct has many different forms, including:
- Negligent conduct
- Deadly or excessive force
- High speed vehicle pursuit
- Illegal entry
- Unnecessary and degrading strip searches
- Coercion and blackmail
- Racial profiling
- False arrest or imprisonment
- Falsified Evidence
- Being on duty while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
If you have suffered at the hands of law enforcement, contact us now. The New Mexico Tort Claims Act substantially limits the time you have to report the incident and file your lawsuit. We will explain how the act applies to your particular case when you call.