Police Brutality

People’s Law Office has extensive experience handling cases of excessive force.  For over forty years, our lawyers have been representing victims of police brutality in civil rights cases in Chicago and throughout Illinois.

If you have been injured or abused by the police, you may be able to file a civil rights lawsuit for excessive force.  This means it may be possible to sue the police for using force against you without justification.  Examples of police brutality could include being punched, kicked, thrown to the ground, beaten, struck with batons, pepper sprayed, tasered, tortured, or subjected to other brutal treatment.

If you have been injured by the police and believe you may have a police brutality lawsuit, please contact us at (773)235-0070 for an initial consultation with our staff.

Chicago Police Brutality Attorneys

Our lawyers have decades of experience litigating police misconduct and civil rights cases resulting from excessive force and are well versed in the legal issues involved.  In particular, we have been at the forefront of holding the City of Chicago accountable for the Chicago Police Department’s “code of silence” when brutality occurs.

In addition, we have fought for our clients in police misconduct cases throughout the Chicago area, including Cicero, Dolton, Berwyn, Lyons, Markham, Oak Lawn, Waukegan, Streator, Cook County, DuPage County, McHenry County, Will County, Lake County and Bureau County.  We have also filed civil rights lawsuits against the Illinois State Police and various Federal agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Our attorneys are among the nation’s top civil rights lawyers, – passionate, skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced.  Most importantly, we are unafraid of confronting and exposing injustice and corruption and will relentlessly fight for justice for our clients.  As a result, we have successfully represented hundreds of victims of police brutality and obtained settlements and jury verdicts totaling over $110 Million.  For more information about our past successes, visit our victories page.

Police Shootings

A particularly egregious form of police brutality occurs when individuals are unlawfully shot by police officers.  We have been involved in numerous police brutality cases where officers have shot unarmed citizens, many times leading to the victim’s death.

If you or a loved one has been shot by a police officer, contact us at (773)235-0070.  We are eager to discuss the facts of your case and explore whether you may have a civil rights lawsuit.


Tasers

Police officers frequently use less-lethal weapons such as TASERs, which cause extreme pain and can potentially cause significant injury or even death.  When officers tase (“taze”) an individual without legal justification, the person may be able to file a civil rights lawsuit for excessive force.  If you have been tased or subjected to police misconduct, please contact us at (773)235-0070 for an initial consultation with our staff.