Minnesota Deadly Force and Police Brutality Lawyers
When police officers and law enforcement officials use deadly force to detain or stop an individual they must have justification to do so. As the public is all too aware, when police use their firearms to shoot suspects, the suspect can be killed as can innocent bystanders. Sometimes police officers make poor decisions and use deadly or excessive force when it is not necessary and in doing so kill or seriously injure unarmed citizens.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an unlawful police shooting in Minnesota, you may be feeling upset, depressed, and angry and have questions about what you can do to hold the police officer and the police department accountable and make sure that this never happens again.
We hold police officers and police departments accountable when they unnecessarily kill citizens
Frequently, a police officer who uses excessive force and kills a citizen is never even prosecuted and is eventually cleared by the internal affairs department of any wrongdoing. To hold the police officer accountable for their misconduct, a citizen or a family member of the person killed by the police officer can bring a civil rights claim in Minnesota state or federal court against the police officer or department for their improper use of deadly force. Civil rights cases involving the death of an unarmed citizen are usually vigorously defended by the police department and often last one-and-a-half to two years and often proceed to trial.
Kuhlman Law is a Minneapolis law firm that has fought for our clients’ civil rights and taken on numerous cases against police departments, officers, and other law enforcement officials who have improperly used excessive force and deadly force against suspects. We are not afraid to stand up to the police and make sure that they are not above the law.
If a loved one or family member has been the victim of deadly police force call us immediately.
If you have experienced unwarranted excessive force or a family member has been the tragic victim of the use of deadly force by a police officer in Minnesota, call us immediately. It is important to preserve evidence and gather all facts available immediately before witnesses’s memories fade or the evidence disappears. We offer a free consultation to answer your questions regarding your rights and if we accept your case, we generally will do so on a contingency fee basis which means that you will not have to pay us any money unless we prevail on your claim. To speak with an experienced police brutality and excessive force lawyer contact Kuhlman Law, PLLC at 612-349-2747.