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Death by Taser Civil Rights Violation

November 13, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   civil rights,police misconduct   |   0 Comments

In 2013, a Virginia man, Linwood Lambert,‬ was tased to death for running into a hospital emergency room that police officers drove him to.  MSNBC recently obtained video footage of the incident.  Click here to view the video.  Lambert was not suspected of a crime and was not armed.  He was only taken into custody to be transported to the emergency room for medical care. Lambert escaped from the patrol car when they arrived at the hospital and attempted to run into the emergency room.  Although the officers only picked Lambert up to bring him to the emergency room, several of the officers tased Lambert for running towards the emergency room entrance. While Lambert was subdued and laying on the ground right in front of the emergency room entrance, officers can be heard on the video saying “I’m going to pop you” and “I’m going to light you up again.”  Rather than bring Lambert into the emergency room for treatment as originally intended, the officers restrained him and placed him in the back of a patrol car again. While Lambert was restrained and seated in the back of a patrol car, the officers continued to tase him because he was not sitting up straight.  When they arrived at the jail, Lambert was unresponsive.  The officers then drove Lambert back to the same emergency room where he was pronounced dead on arrival.  The officers fired their tasers a total of twenty times.  Lambert’s family is pursuing a claim for this unspeakable civil rights violation.

The Berman Law Firm represents individuals who have suffered the indignity of police misconduct and civil rights violations by police officers and private security officers.  See our Civil Rights practice area page for more information about pursuing a claim for police misconduct and civil rights violations.  If you believe you have been the victim of police or private security misconduct or any other civil rights violation contact us for a free case evaluation.

Dancing Cop

October 29, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   civil rights   |   0 Comments

Earlier this week a South Carolina police officer ripped a Spring Valley High School student out of her chair and threw her across the classroom for being defiant.  The Washington Post reports that in another highly publicized police incident this week, a Washington D.C. police officer gained the cooperation of a teenage bystander of a street fight by challenging her to a dance off. Click here for the Washington Post article and the video of the dance off. The video has gone viral on the internet under the title “dancing cop”.

Unfortunately, police misconduct and civil rights violations such as excessive use of force, false arrest, false imprisonment, and various other forms of police brutality are quite common.  It is nice to see police officers using tactics that involve absolutely no force or aggression.  

The Berman Law Firm represents individuals who have suffered the indignity of police misconduct and civil rights violations by police officers and private security officers.  See our Civil Rights practice area page for more information about pursuing a claim for police misconduct and civil rights violations.  If you believe you have been the victim of police or private security misconduct, including false arrest, or other civil rights violations contact us for a free case evaluation.

No Civil Rights at Spring Valley High School

October 27, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   civil rights,police misconduct   |   0 Comments

Apparently students have no civil rights at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina.  This week a female student sitting in class at Spring Valley High School had her desk and chair flipped upside down while she was sitting in it, and she was dragged across the classroom.  Click here to see the video footage of this egregious civil rights violation.  This horrific civil rights violation was committed by Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Fields. Deputy Ben Fields is reported to have a documented history of similar police brutality and civil rights violations.

Unfortunately, police misconduct and civil rights violations such as excessive use of force, false arrest, false imprisonment, and various other forms of police brutality are quite common.  Thanks to the individuals who take videos of these incidents, social media, and the constant stream of televised news coverage, the prevalence of police brutality is coming to light.  

The Berman Law Firm represents individuals who have suffered the indignity of police misconduct and civil rights violations by police officers and private security officers.  See our Civil Rights practice area page for more information about pursuing a claim for police misconduct and civil rights violations.  If you believe you have been the victim of police or private security misconduct, including false arrest, or other civil rights violations contact us for a free case evaluation.

Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP) oversees the Miami Police Department

October 16, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   civil rights,false arrest,police misconduct   |   0 Comments

The City of Miami’s Civilian Investigative Panel was created to provide civilian oversight of the Miami Police Department relating to police misconduct and civil rights violations.  The Civilian Investigative Panel was formed in 2002 following several highly publicized police shootings. The Civilian Investigative Panel investigates complaints about City of Miami police officers for police misconduct and civil rights violations such as false arrest, false imprisonment, excessive use of force, and various other forms of police brutality.  You can learn more about the City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel by clicking here for its website.  The Berman Law Firm represents individuals who have suffered the indignity of police misconduct and civil rights violations by police officers and private security officers.  See our Civil Rights practice area page for more information about pursuing a claim for police misconduct and civil rights violations.  If you believe you have been the victim of police or private security misconduct, including false arrest, or other civil rights violations contact us for a free case evaluation.

Credit Card Fraud Alert Sends Man Whose Card it is to Jail

October 09, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   false arrest,false imprisonment   |   0 Comments

A credit card fraud alert for a last round of drinks at a Fort Lauderdale night club leads to false arrest and false imprisonment of our client.  Click here to see NBC 6 South Florida’s coverage of this story.  The Berman Law Firm’s criminal defense colleague will defend our client from any criminal charges. Once any criminal charges are disposed of, The Berman Law Firm will pursue civil claims for false arrest and false imprisonment against the night club and the city who arrested him.  This could happen to anyone and will not be tolerated.  If you believe you have been falsely arrested or falsely detained or imprisoned by the police or a security guard, contact us for a free evaluation of your civil rights claims.