Police Brutality

Chicago Police Brutality Lawyer

Being a victim of police brutality can be a scary and traumatic event. The police are supposed to protect you from harm and keep you safe from others who would harm you. Police officers are responsible for protecting your life, property, and the lives of your loved ones. Thus, when police officers breach this trust, it can cause severe psychological harm. Our experienced Chicago Police Brutality Lawyer fights for justice, holding accountable those responsible for misconduct. Your rights matter!

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What is police brutality?

Police brutality is the unwarranted or excessive and often illegal use of force against civilians by police officers. The key terms are excessive and illegal.

The law allows police officers a measure of immunity when carrying out their duties. This includes the use of an appropriate amount of force if the situation calls for it. They are allowed to use only the force necessary to contain a situation.

If however, they go beyond the dictates of the law in the discharge of such duties, they will be held liable. If they do so willfully, negligently or in an unreasonable manner, they will be held liable.

The United States constitution, in conjunction with other laws, has established the procedures which the police are to follow. Deviating from any of the established procedures is deemed misconduct.

Of the various ways police officers can be guilty of misconduct, police brutality is one of the most common and dangerous.

Common forms of police brutality and misconduct include

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Steps To Take

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Remain clear-headed

This may sound counter-intuitive and near impossible, but it is absolutely vital that you do not panic and lose your cool. Do not engage the police any further and make sure that you keep your hands visible. Remembering to do all this requires that you keep a clear head.


Preserve evidence

This could be anything from pieces of torn clothing, pictures of injuries sustained, audio recordings, or video footage taken by bystanders. Having these helps build a stronger case for you.


Get medical help

Injuries from police brutality can be physical, psychological, or both. This is why it is important to seek medical help. Visit the nearest medical center for your physical injuries and also consider getting therapeutic help in dealing with psychological injuries. This has a two-pronged effect of providing you with the help you need and providing more evidence for your civil lawsuit. Your sessions with these health professionals will be documented, thus giving more weight to your case.


Hire a competent and experienced Chicago police brutality lawyer

The physical and psychological trauma of police brutality is only an aspect of what victims have to deal with. Due to the complexity of the legal rules involved in ascertaining police brutality, the cases are usually very complicated. However, with our expert police brutality attorneys in your corner, you will have an accurate understanding of your case and what to expect.

Who do you get compensation from?

We are aware that no amount of compensation can make up for or undo the suffering you have had to endure. However, experience has taught us that getting justice for the victims of police brutality or the families of victims who lost their lives provides them with some form of closure.

Aside from the compensation you get from the government for your suffering, you also get to see that the culprits are held liable and punished for their actions. By filing criminal charges against them and also filing a civil lawsuit on your behalf, our Chicago police brutality lawyers can help you make this possible.

What kind of compensation can you recover?

There are several types of compensation you may recover after proving your claim. You can recover compensation for the following:

Out-of-pocket expenses such as legal fees
Wrongful death damages
Loss of consortium
Loss of enjoyment of life
Medical expenses like doctors’ bills, hospital bills, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and replacement services
Lost wages
Punitive damage
Pain and suffering
Emotional distress
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Police brutality is a very traumatic event. We understand the pain, and feelings of betrayal and helplessness that can encounter these events. You should never have to suffer unjustified harm at the hands of those who are sworn to keep you safe from harm. It is illegal and should not go unpunished.

We understand that no amount of compensation can change what happened to you or bring back your dead loved one. However, we also understand the closure you get when the person responsible for your pain is held accountable.

At Uchelitigation, we fight aggressively to recover justice and fair compensation on behalf of our clients. We prosecute cases from the lowest courts in Illinois, up to the Supreme Court and when we face juries from all walks of life, our goal is simple: to persuade them.

We know how to negotiate on behalf of our clients, with our client’s interest always taking center stage. We try cases in Illinois, with emphasis on Cook County and Chicago. Though, upon request, we are willing to go out of state. We do it for our clients; but, ultimately, we do it for justice.

We have provided justice for our clients and also returned jury awards in the multi-million-dollar range.

And, we will not charge you a dime when we take on your case unless we win. Reach out to our Chicago Police Brutality Lawyer through our contact page or call our offices on 312-847-2097 to schedule a free and confidential consultation today.

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"Attorney Uche is phenomenal! I am so so happy. My cousins and I were attacked by Chicago police in 2020. They assaulted us and cursed at us. We were referred to attorney Uche who sued the city of Chicago. Initially, they offered $20k globally for all of us. But after Uche was done with them, they changed their offer to a global offer of $1.625 million. We will forever be traumatized but glad we got Uche to get us justice."

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