Vigorously Pursuing Police Misconduct Claims

Law enforcement agents at every level have the duty to protect and serve the public. While most police officers uphold these duties, some police officers engage in shocking misconduct that violates all legal and ethical standards. In recent years, video footage has shown officers committing horrific acts of violence.

If you have reason to believe that you or a loved one was victimized by police misconduct, it is crucial to understand your rights and your options.

An experienced lawyer can help you right the wrongs that have been done to you and hold police officers and government agencies responsible for their acts of misconduct.

Representing People Harmed By Law Enforcement Personnel

At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., our Manhattan law firm is able to represent people across New York City and beyond who have been harmed by police misconduct. Police misconduct can take on many forms, and includes:

  • Police brutality
  • Excessive use of force
  • False arrest
  • Improper search and seizure
  • Racial profiling
  • Denial of medical care

Depending on the exact circumstances of the case, any of these violations may be viewed as a civil rights violation. Cases involving police misconduct also involve issues of municipal liability. These types of cases are different from other personal injury claims. Our lawyers understand these differences and will prepare your case accordingly.

The case below is an example of our firm's work in this area of law.

$600,000 settlement in which our client was allegedly beaten and kicked by police officers and suffered a ruptured bladder, which required surgery. A successful settlement was obtained even though criminal prosecution of police officers by district attorney resulted in acquittals.

Take Swift Legal Action On Police Misconduct Claims

It costs nothing to speak to us about your case. If we accept your case, we will do so on a contingency fee basis. That means you will not pay attorney's fees unless we are successful in your case, either through trial or settlement. Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800.340.4992 or complete our contact form to get started.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.