Fighting Against Police Brutality

Police officers are responsible for their actions and must be held accountable. Your safety and civil rights protections depend on their composure and fair treatment. However, sometimes officers resort to unnecessary physical force. If you have been beaten, shot, stunned with a Taser or otherwise subjected to excessive force, you might have a case for monetary damages against a law enforcement department or municipality.

At Cromartie Law, we offer aggressive representation in cases that involve clear violations of our clients' constitutional rights. Government defense attorneys are equally aggressive, and they have a lot of resources at their disposal. A dedicated civil rights lawyer is essential to the proper evaluation, investigation and pursuit of your claim.

To further discuss your questions about police brutality claims, call us at 706-622-4853 or 866-752-9643 toll free to schedule a free initial consultation at our Rome office.

Protecting Victims Of Stun Gun Abuse

Stun gun abuse is rampant across the U.S. Tasers often are used in nonviolent crimes that do not require their use. In determining whether a police officer's use of a stun gun constitutes abuse, a court will consider several factors, including:

  • Type of crime
  • Application location (e.g., neck, torso, groin, face) and duration — Intentional application to sensitive areas such as the groin or face, extended application or repeated application could be observed as abuse.

  • Unwarranted use of force to a person detained who did not threaten physical harm or attempt to flee custody

Police Officer Recklessness And Negligence

These are difficult cases, but we handle all types of claims. We will combat the common defense of qualified immunity and work tirelessly to defend your rights. The law is written to protect police, so our assistance and guidance is critical.

It is also important that you do not plead guilty to any crime before consulting with us. Raise your concerns with our attorney before doing so with law enforcement officials. We can also pursue claims such as false arrest and false imprisonment. Our representation is essential to showing a jury that police officer actions were over the top and brutal. We need to begin collecting evidence, documenting your injuries and quantifying damages immediately.

Free Consultation: Tell Us About Your Case

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with our Rome police brutality attorney. We handle most cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you owe no legal fees unless we obtain compensation for you.

Our firm is located at the corner of Broad Street and Fourth Avenue in front of the Floyd County Courthouse and Forum in downtown Rome, Georgia. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with off-site evening and weekend appointments available.