The majority of law enforcement officers throughout Milwaukee and the rest of Wisconsin dedicate their lives to serving and protecting the public. But some officers abuse their power. Police use force regularly to subdue suspects. If excessive force is used in restraining someone, however, that person could suffer from serious injuries. If you are the victim of police brutality, you can fight back. With the help of an experienced law firm, you can take legal action and move on with your life.
Following are the steps you should take if you are subjected to police brutality:
Gather witness information: Many cases involving excessive force occur in public. If any witnesses observe police hitting or abusing you, immediately obtain their contact information.
Obtain photographs: In the world of smart phones, iPods and tablets, everyone has a camera, and many people record videos and upload them to YouTube. If you notice anyone in the area videotaping your attack, contact them and ask for a copy of the recording.
Write down what happened: Immediately after suffering from police brutality you should write down every detail you can remember about what happened.
Contact a skilled attorney: The most important step you can take in fighting back against police brutality is to contact an experienced law firm.
The personal injury attorneys of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. are dedicated to upholding the rights of citizens who suffer excessive force by police in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. If police brutalize you during an arrest or stop, make no mistake, you are a victim and you have the right to take legal action. To discuss your case with one of our knowledgeable lawyers, contact us today.