Law enforcement officers are supposed to uphold the law with the highest level of ethical integrity. They are charged with great responsibility and carry immense power. Unfortunately, all too often, that power is misused. Individual police officers may become overzealous in pursuit of their duties. They may exercise bad judgment or jump to unreasonable conclusions. Sometimes, they act outside the law in pursuing their own agendas.
When police officers engage in misconduct, the fallout can be far-reaching. Devastating injuries or death can result.
Protecting Your Rights
There is no excuse for police misconduct that harms others. If you or a loved one was a victim of such misconduct, you have rights. A path to justice may be available through a federal civil rights claim. You may be able to obtain multiple forms of monetary compensation, including coverage for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Significant punitive damages may also be available in some cases.
How We Can Help
At Almanzar & Youngers, P.A., we are dedicated to helping victims of police misconduct seek justice. Our firm has provided caring and competent legal representation for more than 25 years. We provide honest, straightforward advice in easily understandable terms. When you turn to us for guidance, we will take a close look at your case and advise you of your rights and options.
Backed by more than 46 years of combined experience, our attorneys maintain a manageable caseload in order to devote individualized attention to every case. We will explore all possible avenues for maximizing your recovery.
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Examples of Police Misconduct
We handle cases involving any type of police misconduct, including:
- Police shootings
- Use of unnecessary or excessive force
- Inappropriate use of Tasers
- Off-duty assaults
- Wrongful arrests
- Accidents caused by police pursuit
- Injuries and death in prisons, detention facilities and jails
We also handle wrongful death claims that arise from inappropriate use of force or fatal shootings by law enforcement officers.
Contact Us · Cop Brutality Attorneys Serving Las Cruces, Santa Fe and New Mexico
To discuss your case with one of our lawyers during a free initial consultation, call 575-636-2057 or toll free 866-442-0020. You may also contact us online. Evening and weekend appointments are available by request. With offices in Las Cruces and Santa Fe, our attorneys handle police misconduct cases statewide.