Missouri Police Misconduct Attorneys – Free Consultation

Law enforcement officers have a responsibility to uphold our civil rights as they uphold the law. However, we see almost daily examples of police officers failing to do so. From shootings to excessive use of force, sexual assault and jail neglect, police misconduct is far too commonplace in today’s world.

In fact, one of the most notorious examples of police brutality happened right here in Missouri in 2014, when Michael Brown was brutally gunned down by a police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of police misconduct, this can be a particularly anxious time. It’s your word against the state’s, in a system that is designed to protect the powerful.

It’s important to know that you have legal options.

The civil rights lawyers at Niemeyer, Grebel and Kruse can help. We have successfully represented many victims of police brutality and we will fight for you. Call us today for a free consultation – 314-241-1919

How can NGK help me in my police misconduct case?

If you or a loved one have been the victim of police brutality, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Law enforcement organizations are exceptionally good at closing ranks when one of their own is involved in a police brutality case.

An experienced and hard-nosed police brutality attorney can help by navigating the legal hurdles and administrative roadblocks that law enforcement organizations can throw in your way, gathering critical information that can help you win your case.

With a decorated legal team that has obtained more than $700 million in judgments for our clients, Niemeyer, Grebel and Kruse is a law firm that is no stranger to taking on powerful opponents – and winning.

What kind of cases does NGK take?

Niemeyer, Grebel and Kruse takes on all types of police misconduct cases, including but not limited to:

  • Police shootings
  • Excessive force
  • Deadly force (wrongful death)
  • Sexual abuse or harassment
  • Jail neglect
  • Wrongful imprisonment
  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Planting drugs or evidence
  • Racial profiling
  • Violation of transgender rights

When it comes to interactions with police officers, your constitutional rights are not up for debate. If you or a loved one have been the victim of police misconduct, call us today for a free consultation – 314-241-1919.

How common are police officer-involved shootings in Missouri?

Police shootings are, unfortunately, all too common in the state of Missouri. Since 2015, there have been at least 203 police shootings in the state, according to the Washington Post.

Of those shootings, many were fatal. In many of these cases, the person who was shot was unarmed.

Lawmakers understand that police officers have a dangerous job, so they are given a great amount of leeway to uphold the law. However, if a law enforcement officer uses force, it must be comparable to the amount of force that anyone would use in a similar situation.

If you or someone you love has been victimized in an excessive force situation, you can seek justice by filing a lawsuit under Section 1983 of the United States Code.

How do Section 1983 lawsuits work?

Section 1983 lawsuits are civil rights claims that allow individuals to sue state actors, including police and corrections officers, for violating their rights.

To win a Section 1983 lawsuit, the victim must prove that the officer acted willfully and deprived them of their rights under the United States Constitution.

Courts can award both monetary damages as well as punitive damages in these cases. Monetary damages are meant to compensate the victim for their losses, while punitive damages are meant to punish the officer for their misconduct and deter future misconduct.

There is a statute of limitations in Section 1983 claims, but it can vary depending on the type of violation. This is often, but not always, a personal injury case, which puts the statute of limitations at three years.

Work with experienced and aggressive civil rights attorneys

The attorneys at Niemeyer, Grebel and Kruse have a long history of fighting for the rights of those who have been victimized by police brutality. We will work tirelessly to get you the justice and compensation that you deserve.

Call us today for your free case review – 314-241-1919.

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