Supporting The Victims Of Police Misconduct
At The Fakhouri Firm, LLC, we have a history of speaking out against police misconduct. With several high-profile successes, we know what it takes to protect your rights. We are proud to give Chicago residents a voice.
Founding attorney Robert Fakhouri has been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2019 to 2022. Robert is dedicated to providing ethical legal counsel and helping clients secure the results they deserve after suffering injuries due to police misconduct.
The Red Flags Of Police Misconduct
We have challenged countless members of law enforcement in court who violated our clients’ rights. Examples of police brutality and misconduct include:
- Using excessive force during a search, an arrest or when handling the person in jail or prison
- Causing injuries or death either deliberately or due to negligence
- Sexually assaulting an inmate
- Allowing police canines to attack when it is unnecessary
- Using a Taser or shooting a person when unjustified
If you or a loved one suffers injuries from police misconduct, it is important to remain as calm and polite as possible. Retaliating against the police could escalate the confrontation and result in charges. Speak with a lawyer following the interaction to discuss your case and options.
What Is Excessive Force?
Police are permitted to protect themselves, but only to a certain extent. When police use physical force to restrain a suspect before issuing verbal commands or use physical force without cause, they may be guilty of misconduct. This could include tackling or beating a suspect who complies with verbal commands and poses no identifiable threat to the officer’s safety.
Excessive force can result in injuries such as:
- Bruises and lacerations
- Internal bleeding
- Broken bones
- Head or brain injuries
- Bite wounds from police dogs
- Gunshot wounds
- Spinal cord injuries
In the worst cases, wrongful death may be the result of excessive force and police misconduct. Regardless of the severity of the case, you will benefit by talking to an attorney and learning your rights.