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Examining Police Training

Police training programs are designed to ensure that officers act appropriately. But when adrenaline rushes and anger rises, they may fail to act professionally and give in to their emotions.

Some police officers are prone to violence. The National Institute of Justice published a report identifying psychological behaviors among police officers that would make them likely to employ excessive force.

Their individual traits, training and supervision can all be factors and include:

We Are Here to Protect Your Rights

Whatever the reason, when police misconduct causes personal injury, we want to help. Our injury attorney can get to the bottom of the incident, cutting through the protective shield that often surrounds the police force. We relentlessly pursue the facts and evaluate the evidence, bringing in experts as needed to prove excessive force.

LA Has a History of Police Brutality

The 1991 beating of Rodney King is perhaps the most well-known instance of police brutality. The beating was captured on video and aired. When the police officers involved were acquitted, riots ensued. Racial discrimination and profiling continue to contribute to police misconduct.

The LAPD sees its share of excessive force lawsuits, ranging from college students suing for Taser injuries to a finance executive beaten by a police officer during an extortion attempt. While the police are supposed to "protect and serve," that isn't always the case.

Police Brutality Can Take Many Forms

While less than 1 percent of California's police officers have been reported for excessive force and brutality, their actions are still reprehensible and can be illegal.

According to The Cato Institute's National Police Misconduct Reporting Project's 2010 Annual Report, there were:

The report also evaluated types of misconduct:

It is important to report abuses by the police force and hold officers accountable for the injuries they cause. Civil and criminal charges may apply in these cases.

A Wide Range of Injuries May Result from Police Misconduct

Damages sustained depend on the type of misconduct perpetrated. The following is a brief list:

Contact Us Now to Discuss Your Case in a Free Consultation

Our Pasadena police misconduct attorney seeks to protect the rights of those harmed by the excessive force and misconduct of police throughout Los Angeles County. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no upfront legal fees. Our consultations are free to all prospective clients.

Call us at (626) 793-7270 or contact us online. We are conveniently located off the Foothill Freeway in Pasadena near the courthouse.