While members of the police force are paid to enforce laws and protect the public, they sometimes go too far. They may engage in dangerous behavior, including excessive force that endangers and violates the rights of citizens.
Police officers have been found guilty of punching, kicking and beating people who meant no harm. They have shot unarmed people, restrained people in positions that left them unable to breathe, and misused Tasers — misconduct that sometimes results in a wrongful death.
The police have strict guidelines to follow when using force. Actions like the ones noted above violate these guidelines. At the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., we are dedicated to protecting the victims of police brutality throughout Arizona. The attorneys at our Phoenix law firm do this through aggressive litigation. We are driven advocates who truly fight for our clients.
An Important Case — Seeking Justice For An Arizona Family
We recently won a $3 million settlement against the Mesa police department for the wrongful death of a 15-year-old boy who was shot 10 times by three different officers. When taking this case, we knew we faced an uphill battle — the words of a family against multiple police officers.
We took the case on a contingency fee basis, which means that we fronted the costs of litigation ourselves, expecting payment only if we won the case. To prove the case, we enlisted the help of forensic experts, shooting reconstructionists and expert witnesses. We poured over hours of videotape and discovered a police officer's admission the morning of the shooting. Using the videotape in depositions with officers, we elicited critical admissions from other police officers — specifically that they shot the teen just as his family claimed.
Do You Have A Case?
If someone you love has suffered a wrongful death due to police actions, it is best to act quickly and talk with a lawyer about your options. To contact the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., please call us at 602-635-7603. Or, if you prefer, complete the online form. Initial consultations are free and confidential.