Oppenheimer Firm

Chicago’s Nationally Recognized Civil Rights And Criminal Defense Firm

Fighting Back Against Excessive Force And Police Brutality

What do you do if you are victimized by the people who are supposed to be protecting you? That is the dilemma many people face after being the victims of excessive force or other forms of police brutality.

At The Oppenheimer Firm, we will stand up for your rights when others won’t. Our firm is known for aggressively defending our clients and the U.S. Constitution. We have a reputation as a leading civil rights law firm that knows how to win at trial for our clients. Our police brutality lawyer is prepared to take on the challenges of holding the police accountable for their actions.

Located in Chicago, we represent individuals nationwide who have been the victims of police brutality.

Taking Action After Suffering From Excessive Force

The Civil Rights Act makes it illegal for government actors – such as police officers – to violate citizens’ basic constitutional rights. When making arrests and during searches, police officers are entitled to use only the minimum amount of force necessary. If a cop uses more than is needed, you may have a civil rights claim.

Going up against the police force can be intimidating. Many people feel that the legal system is designed to shield the police against excessive-force allegations. No matter how obvious the offense and how clear the evidence, winning will be tough.

The only way to get justice is to work with an experienced civil rights attorney who has a proven record of successfully handling police brutality cases.

What To Do If You’ve Been Beaten By A Cop

If you have experienced police brutality, you can schedule a free consultation with us by calling 312-757-2232.

You should also take the following steps to preserve your rights:

  • Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Take photographs of your injuries.
  • Preserve any items that show the amount of force used, for example, blood-stained or torn clothing.
  • Make note of witnesses to the crime and gather their contact information.
  • File a police report.
  • Contact an experienced civil rights attorney.

When your civil rights have been violated, reach out to us for next steps in holding them accountable for the harm they caused you.

Let Us Stand Up For You

Police officers are not above the law – even if they act like it. If the police used excessive force against you during an arrest or search, you may have a legal claim. Contact our firm today to discuss your case and learn your rights in a free consultation.