Documentation of these typically private moments has brought to light the depth and frequency of police misconduct abuses by those who are sworn to protect and serve the community.
Many residents of the Five Burroughs, of which the Bronx has the highest number of complaints, not only feel betrayed by the New York City Police Department but also want to be heard and receive due process when their civil rights have been violated.
So far, police have killed 397 civilians in the United States since January 1, 2016, according to The Counted, an online database for police violence. The largest concentration of police brutality occurred in the Eastern US.
The attorneys at Greenberg & Stein are aware that you have rights and statistically are in danger of having your rights violated or even your life threatened when coming in contact with the police.
According to The Counted, your likelihood of falling victim to police misconduct or brutality increase if you are Native American or African American. These two ethnic groups are at the most risk during confrontations with the NYPD.
At Greenberg & Stein, you have a voice and we want to hear what happened and how your rights or physical and mental health was violated during your encounter with the NYPD.
The most common forms of police misconduct, according to the Cato Institute are intimidation and verbal abuse. But we all know now, largely in part to social media and that most individuals now carry smartphones, this often escalates into physical violence sometimes resulting in death.
If you have fallen victim to any of these forms of police misconduct or harassment, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your suffering, medical expenses, lost time at work or physical, mental and emotional pain.
Contacting an attorney at Greenberg & Stein is the right decision to make when you have been treated unjustly by the NYPD.
Our attorneys have been representing people who’s civil rights have been violated for 25 years and know how to recover compensation on your behalf if you have been treated in an unlawful manner by the NYPD.
When you contact Greenberg & Stein and speak with one of our attorneys regarding your police misconduct complaint, our experienced team can provide sound advice regarding your legal options and recommend the best course of action.
It can be intimidating trying to file a complaint against the NYPD by your self. In addition to a great legal defense team, there is a code of silence amongst the members of the NYPD known as the “blue wall of silence” behind which police offers never speak out against one another.
It is a prudent decision to consult the professionals at Greenberg & Stein and utilize their understanding of police misconduct law and their mitigation skills to help you get the representation and financial restitution you deserve.
The first step after consulting with Greenberg & Stein is to assemble as much detailed documentation regarding the incident that you can. Judges want to see times, dates, locations, descriptions of the officers and incident. These are details that often in the heat of the moment are lost and end up hurting you in court.
Our team are very skilled in helping track down the documentation needed to adequately represent your situation in a court of law. Through due process we can obtain all the incident reports and details of your case to best prepare you for your trial.
You feel betrayed by those who are sworn to serve and protect you. We know now that police officers, while sworn to do so, are not always there to help you and can in fact cause serious physical, mental or emotional trauma to average citizens like yourself unjustifiably.
Call us today and let us know what your situation is and how we can help. You don’t have to go through it alone. We’re here to help and have had great success in helping citizens of the Five Burroughs receive justice and compensation for their trauma at the hands of the NYPD.