Police Misconduct and Other Civil Rights Violations

Law enforcement is sworn to serve and protect the citizenry. Unfortunately, the actions of police are sometimes self-serving or detrimental to the safety and welfare of those citizens. Even persons who are guilty of a crime are afforded basic civil rights — police must operate within the rules and every citizen is presumed innocent under the law until proven otherwise.

If you believe that police or prosecutors violated your rights, the Brooklyn law firm of Schwartz & Krysinski, L.L.P., can review your case. If we determine that your case has merit, we will vigorously pursue legal remedies for the injustice and suffering you have endured.

Brooklyn Civil Rights Lawyers · Queens False Arrest Attorneys

Our attorneys, Howard A. Schwartz and Nicole L. Krysinski, have an extensive background in criminal defense and the constitutional rights of those who are suspected of or arrested for crimes. We have been involved in civil lawsuits for compensatory damages for police misconduct and other civil rights abuses, including:

  • Police brutality or unnecessary force
  • Unwarranted use of Taser
  • Racial profiling
  • False arrest and unlawful detainment
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Prosecutorial misconduct
  • Cruel and unusual punishment
  • Infringement of free speech or free assembly

Pursuit of Justice for Violations of Your Rights

Police tend to vouch for each other even when one of their own has engaged in brutality or discriminatory acts. Our lawyers are knowledgeable about what law enforcement can and cannot do. We seek video footage or witness testimony, and we make law enforcement officers or officers of the court answer to department policies, state laws and the protections guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.

We take our role seriously in keeping law enforcement honest and accountable for the way they investigate crimes and treat citizens. If you believe your rights were abused, call our Brooklyn police brutality attorneys at Schwartz & Krysinski, L.L.P., at 718-643-9333 or contact us online. We welcome inquiries throughout New York City and beyond.