Rare legal settlements demand officers pay too
Man who spent 27 years in prison exonerated of friend’s murder
Wrongfully convicted man awarded record amount
Alleged police-torture victim tastes freedom
Freed prisoner enjoys ‘first day of the rest of my life’
Ruling Tosses Parts of City Disorderly Conduct Law: Activists Sued After Being Arrested for Leafleting Near Armed Forces Recruiting Booth
Paraplegic claims indicted cops ridiculed him
Family of autistic boy sues city, police board
Man freed by clemency act: ‘I can breathe’
Cop accused of hitting handcuffed teen
Lawsuit claims cops lied about crash that killed 8-year-old
Clout-heavy contractor to pay $12 million in fraud settlement
Man imprisoned for nearly 25 years certified innocent
Exonerated man is taking Burge to court
Cops review time in custody: Ex-suspect’s suit says city police aren’t adhering to 48-hour limit
Glenview police board fires cop accused of lying at trial
Have your civil rights been violated? Are you a victim of police misconduct? This includes wrongful arrests and excessive force in the form of police brutality and unjustified police shootings.
At Loevy & Loevy, we’re here to help. Our police misconduct attorneys represent victims whose constitutional rights have been violated, and no firm has more success in pursuing justice for victims of police misconduct and civil rights violations.
What Are Your Civil Rights?
The civil rights granted by the United States Constitution come primarily from the following:
- The Fourth Amendment: Protects you against illegal searches and seizures and police brutality. We have been successful in handling these civil rights cases, as well as unlawful arrest and wrongful conviction cases, which often involve violations of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment’s “due process of law” clauses.
- The First Amendment: Guarantees freedom of speech and provides protection against retaliation. This is especially applicable to whistleblower cases—also known as a qui tam lawsuit.
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Prohibits federal and state governments and employers from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. This is often referenced in employment law cases.
Types of Police Misconduct/Civil Rights Violations
At Loevy & Loevy, our police misconduct attorneys are committed to helping you secure damages for civil rights violations. We have expertise in litigating civil rights cases involving all forms of misconduct and fraud by police and prosecutors, including:
To learn more about our successful track record, visit our Big Wins page.
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Loevy & Loevy is the largest law firm in the Midwest devoted to civil rights. We offer the highest quality representation, and have an unparalleled record of success.
If you feel that you have been the victim of a civil rights violation, we encourage you to contact our police misconduct attorneys today for a free initial consultation with our accomplished civil rights lawyers.
Topic: Police Misconduct
MILWAUKEE – Late yesterday the family of Sylville K. Smith, a young man and father fatally shot by former police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown August 13, 2016, finalized a record $4 million settlement with the City of Milwaukee. It is the largest pre-trial settlement of a police shooting case in Milwaukee and Wisconsin history. In addition… Read More
Man Sues State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly and Ottawa Police Department Officers Who Tried to Frame Him
Kenneth Cusick Maliciously Prosecuted For Supposedly Causing His Wife’s Death OTTAWA, IL – Kenneth Cusick, whose investigation and prosecution for the supposed murder of his then-wife dragged out for over a decade, today filed a federal lawsuit against LaSalle County State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly, Ottawa Police Captain Dave Gualandri, Former LaSalle County Coroner Jody Bernard, … Read More