When police and other law enforcement officers cause injuries to those they are sworn to protect, the injured party can feel violated and as though he or she has no options. In reality, it is possible to use the legal process to hold police officers accountable for their misconduct, but doing so requires the assistance of an accomplished attorney who understands all of the intricacies and legal nuances that can affect cases involving law enforcement officials.
A Firm Committed To Protecting Victims Of Police Misconduct
Godosky & Gentile is well-versed in police misconduct situations in New York City and throughout the tri-state area. In police misconduct cases and all other legal matters, we provide clients with the customized legal advice, personal service and trusted representation they deserve.
Our reputation as an industry leader has been acknowledged by such prestigious publications as U.S. News & World Report; we were named as a Tier One firm, which is the highest ranking, in its Best Law Firms publication. Our attorneys include highly sought-after speakers, a law professor and a contributing editor to Warren’s Negligence in the New York Courts — a leading legal treatise.
Types Of Police Misconduct
Police misconduct can take on a variety of different forms, but the universal factor in all of them is that police officers abuse their authority and the public’s trust. Some of the most common forms of police misconduct include:
- Use of excessive force, especially during an arrest
- Beating someone who is being interrogated
- False arrest and unlawful detention
- Police shootings
- Assault by police officers
- Uncalled-for use of a Taser
- Profiling of any kind, especially racial profiling
- Improper stop and frisk
- Illegal search and seizure
- Stops made without probable cause just to meet a quota
Our lawyers have obtained a large number of successful outcomes in cases involving these and other forms of law enforcement misconduct. These results include:
- $4 million verdict for the estate of a 63-year-old woman killed after being hit by an unmarked NYPD car in Brooklyn.
- $2.2 million settlement for a woman exiting a vehicle when struck by an NYPD police car causing fractures and blood clots.