Experienced Kansas City Lawyers Battle For Victims Of Police Brutality
The Firm Brings Actions Against Officers And Departments Who Use Excessive Force
Law enforcement officers have dangerous jobs and tremendous power, but when they use inappropriate force, the damage to victims can be devastating. In Missouri and throughout the United States, we have seen how serious these matters are. If you believe that you or someone you love has been a victim of police brutality, it’s crucial to retain an attorney who is well-versed in these types of claims. Barnes Law Firm in Kansas City, Missouri, handles a wide range of civil rights actions and understands how to determine whether and to what extent police misconduct was the cause of a person’s injury or death.
Knowledgeable Advocates Seek Compensation For Clients Injured By Cops
Annually, approximately 1,000 people in the United States die at the hands of police. Thousands more suffer serious injuries during encounters with law enforcement. You should seek advice from a qualified attorney if you believe a civil rights violation occurred. Our firm provides knowledgeable counsel on police brutality actions including:
- Use of force guidelines: As reflected in the controversy surrounding Michael Brown’s 2014 death in Ferguson, Missouri’s law relating to the use of force gave police officers far more leeway than most states. The law was later revised, so that deadly force is now permitted against a fleeing suspect only when a police officer has probable cause to believe that the individual presents a lethal danger.
- Office of Community Complaints: The Kansas City, Missouri police department’s Office of Community Complaints handle internal matters relating to the use of excessive force and other instances of inappropriate police conduct. This process is independent of any court action.
- Wrongful death actions: In cases involving unwarranted shootings, jailhouse neglect and rough treatment during an arrest, police misconduct can have fatal consequences. Our firm advocates for surviving family members and estate representatives in wrongful death cases against officers and departments who are responsible for tragic losses.
We offer a free initial consultation to the victims of police abuse and their families, so they can get the support they need to enforce their rights and protect others from officers who use excessive force.
Contact A Kansas City Lawyer For A Free Consultation Regarding A Police Brutality Action
Barnes Law Firm represents Missouri and Kansas victims of police abuse and their families in personal injury and wrongful death matters. Please call 816-221-4321 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Kansas City, Missouri.