There are approximately 18,050 law enforcement officers in Louisiana. To become a sworn officer, a recruit must undergo a rigorous training and hiring process.
They must complete 360 hours at a Louisiana Peace Officers Standards and Training Council Academy. As well as pass firearms certifications, background checks, and drug screening.
Everyday, police put their lives at risk in a stressful, often thankless job. It is their job to protect citizens and uphold the law. The abuse of power in this position is a huge betrayal of the public’s trust.
The majority of the police force are ethical and committed to their communities. But, there are those few who use excessive force or harass individuals, violating citizen’s civil rights.
The New Iberia team at The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has experience in police misconduct cases. We have helped victims abused by police as well as whistleblowers who called out corruption and abuse of power.
Police abuse lawsuits seek compensation for victims and act as safeguards in our society to ensure the standards of appropriate use of force are followed.
If you were the victim of police abuse or misconduct, contact our offices today. Don’t wait to get the representation of a police misconduct attorney. Our talented staff and attorneys can ensure retribution and justice are done for you and your family.
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A police officer legally, can only use force that is proportionate to the situation and threat posed by another person. An officer cannot injure someone without just cause. When an officer uses unnecessary force or brutality, it violates that individual’s civil rights. Furthermore, it can cause serious injuries or death. A personal injury lawsuit that seeks compensation for physical injuries or death is a means for justice.
Stun guns and Tasers are supposed to be only stopping, non- lethal force. Actually, there have been 334 fatalities linked to police Taser use. Additionally, there were 905 victims injured by stun guns who were unarmed and did not pose a threat. The excessive use of a Taser can cause permanent or even fatl injury due to repeated electrocution
Officers are only legally allowed to fire their weapons as a last resort. For example, when their life or the lives of others are in serious danger. A wrongful death suit can be filed if an officer kills an individual in an unjustified police shooting. The New Iberia team at The Law Offices of L.Clayton Burgess has experience in these types of cases and will fight to see that you and your family get compensation and above all, justice for this crime.
Police officers and departments do not have unlimited power to arrest and detain individuals. There must be probable cause and reasonable suspicion to detain someone for any length of time.
Over the last few years, New Iberia has made national headlines and news channels due to prison abuse cases. Our staff and attorneys have experience in these cases and have seen compensation and justice done for our clients.
If you are the victim of police abuse or misconduct, you may be entitled to money damages. It is important to contact our office as soon as possible; time limits govern whether a civil lawsuit can be successfully filed and litigated.
We understand the breach of trust that happens in cases of police brutality. Our staff and attorneys are here to guide your case through the system and see that your voice is heard.
As a citizen, you have constitutional rights. Even if you are awaiting trial in a prison cell, you still have those rights.
Let the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Our team has extensive experience as police misconduct attorneys.
Call for a confidential, free personal injury consultation today. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we don’t get paid unless we win money for you. Don’t Delay, Call Clay!