Boulder police officers have a duty to uphold the law and protect the community they serve. Unfortunately, not all officers act in good faith or treat citizens with respect, committing violent acts of police brutality that lead to unjust injuries and devastating fatalities. If you or a loved one is the victim of police brutality in Boulder, the Boulder police brutality attorneys at Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP can help you seek justice.
Police brutality occurs when an officer uses a greater amount of physical force than necessary to control a situation. This type of violence can occur during an arrest, at a traffic stop, or even on the street when an officer has no reason to stop you. Although police officers have the legal right to use force when making an arrest or when facing a fatal threat, a disproportionate amount of force is a violation of your civil rights.
Examples of police brutality include the following.
If you are unsure whether your encounter with the police rises to the level of brutality or excessive force, speak to a Boulder personal injury attorney at Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP.
Incidents of police brutality can leave victims with serious physical injuries such as a brain injury and spinal injury, emotional trauma, and financial hardship. However, if you suffered violence at the hands of a Boulder police officer, you have the right to hold him or her accountable through a police brutality lawsuit. This civil action allows you to secure compensation for your losses, such as pain and suffering, medical care, lost wages, and property damage.
Many violent encounters with the police are fatal. If you lost a loved one due to police brutality, you can also file a wrongful death lawsuit against the officer and his or her employer. Through this claim, you and your family can recover compensation for funeral and burial expenses, final medical care, and any pain and suffering you or your loved ones endured due to the act of violence.
To prove your right to compensation, you will need to prove that the officer’s actions were illegal, unethical, or violated you or your loved one’s civil rights. These claims can be difficult to prove without a Boulder police brutality attorney on your side.
At Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP, we have the tools, skills, and experience to identify acts of police brutality. We will conduct an in-depth investigation into your case and craft a compelling case in your favor, advocating for your rights during each stage of the lawsuit.
Have you been assaulted by a Boulder police officer? The police brutality attorneys at Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP can help you hold him or her accountable and fight for your right to justice. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and discuss your legal options.