Excessive Force from a Prison Guard
Victims of Excessive Force
There are many reasons why a person can be imprisoned, whether they were guilty of a white collar crime or a violent crime. Regardless of what put an individual behind bars, they still have protection offered by the Eighth Amendment, freedom from cruel and unusual punishment. When a prison guard exerts excessive force in their contact with prisoners, this can be grounds for a civil rights violation lawsuit. A Los Angeles federal crimes defense attorney from Kaye, McLane & Bednarski, LLP offers legal protection to those who are being abused by law enforcement personnel.
While there are times when prison guards may have to use force in coping with situations that occur in prison, such as breaking up fights or dealing with an unruly prison inmate, there is no reason that they should be abusing their power in everyday interactions with inmates. If you or a loved one has been the victim of such excessive force, contact our office for solutions we may be able to bring to this situation.
Civil Rights Lawyer in Los Angeles
Being beaten, Tasered, denied medical treatment or put in solitary confinement for no apparent reason are all possible reasons for a civil rights violation case. If it can be shown that a particular prison guard or guards regularly treat inmates in an inhumane way, legal action can be taken to put a stop to it. If you have suffered injuries as a result of excessive force, our firm can pursue the prison system responsible with a suit for damages. It is important to not allow this kind of behavior to go unchecked, as it can affect numerous lives. Many prisoners treated in this manner go on to become more violent themselves, due to the abusive behavior they find themselves under.
Take action by contacting our office to find out what we can do for you. Our firm has successfully represented clients against civil rights violations and look forward to helping others.
Contact a Los Angeles Civil Rights Lawyer
if you have been the victim of excessive force by a prison guard.