Frequently Asked Questions about Police Brutality

Useful advice from experienced Alabama police brutality attorneys with strong track record

Finding answers to complicated questions about police brutality cases in Alabama can be overwhelming. At Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, we understand you want answers now. That's why our experienced Alabama civil rights lawyers compiled this information here.

You're not just a case to us. You're a real person with real problems, and we want to help! Call 866-583-1885 and schedule a free case evaluation. Our office is conveniently located in Birmingham, Alabama, and we proudly serve victims of police brutality throughout Alabama.

What are common police brutality cases?

Police brutality cases cover a wide range. Some of the most common police brutality cases in Alabama we handle at Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, include:

  • Physical abuse by a police officer
  • Sexual abuse by a police officer
  • Intimidate or use of terror during an arrest
  • False arrest
  • Attempted arrest without a warrant
  • Attempted arrest without probable cause
  • Racial profiling by police

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What should I do if a family member is a victim of deadly force?

If you are considering pursuing civil damages for the use of deadly force against a family member, your first step is to preserve and document as much evidence as possible after the incident. You will need to obtain as much information from as many sources as possible that will detail what actually happened. Sources of this important information may include the police vehicle's on-board video camera, police dispatch records, witness statements given by the officer who took your family member's life or other officers at the scene, and any eyewitness statements.  You should also obtain any photos or videos that may have been created by eyewitnesses.

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Should I report my police brutality case to the police?

Yes. It's important to create an official record of your complaint. If you don't initially report your claim of police brutality, the police department might try to dismiss your claim because it was not filed immediately. Most police brutality claims must also be filed in a timely manner. Otherwise, you might not have legal grounds for pursuing such a claim.

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What laws protect victims of police brutality in Alabama?

Many laws exist that protect the rights of victims of police brutality in Alabama. One of the most important laws is Federal Statute 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This federal law grants victims of police brutality and other violations of their rights to file a lawsuit and take other legal action.

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Who investigates police brutality claims in Alabama?

In many cases, the District Attorney's office investigates claims of police brutality within their jurisdiction. In certain cases, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also sometimes investigates police brutality claims, depending on the nature of the crime.

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What should I do if the police officer denies any wrongdoing?

Don't argue with the police officer. Simply file your complaint with the police department and the local District Attorney's office. Also contact us. Our experienced Alabama police brutality attorneys can help you every step of the way.

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Can I file a lawsuit for a police brutality case in Alabama?

Yes. In most cases, you can file a police brutality lawsuit in Alabama. Your right to do so is protected under Federal Statute 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Don't try to handle your lawsuit on your own. Such lawsuits can be extremely complicated. Make sure you have an experienced Alabama police brutality lawyer on your side, fighting for the compensation you rightfully deserve. Make sure you contact Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC.

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Should I accept a financial offer for my police brutality complaint?

Carefully review any financial offer or settlement for your police brutality complaint. If you accept an offer, you could forfeit your right to take future legal action. Know your rights. Contact an experienced Alabama police brutality lawyer today.

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Should I hire an Alabama police brutality lawyer?

Yes. Having an experienced Alabama police brutality attorney on your side can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case. When you have a lawyer on your side who understands the law, you can take an aggressive stance right from the start. Dictate the terms of your police brutality case. Hire Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, today.

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Why should I hire Alabama law firm Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC?

When you have a serious police brutality cases, you don't want excuses. You want results. In case after case, Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, has consistently obtained sizable verdicts and settlements for victims of police brutality throughout Alabama. Put your trust in us. Contact Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, and schedule a free case evaluation. Call 866-583-1885 and schedule an appointment today. You pay nothing unless we obtain a recovery in your case. That's because we work on a contingency fee basis.

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