Supporting The Victims Of Police Misconduct
At The Fakhouri Firm, LLC, our firm has 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 was named to the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2019. Robert is dedicated to providing ethical legal counsel and helping clients secure the results they deserve.
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:
- Failing to read Miranda rights
- Using excessive force
- Using coercion to elicit a false confession
- Profiling someone based on their race
- Conducting an unlawful search or seizure
- Tampering with witnesses and/or evidence
If you or a loved one suffers from police misconduct, it is important to remain calm and polite. 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 hitting a suspect who complies with verbal commands and poses no identifiable threat to the officer’s safety.