Seek Legal Advice Regarding Civil Rights Violations
State and federal laws exist to protect the rights and the safety of citizens in all situations, including work, school and community activities.
At Polinske & Associates, P.C., we are experienced in helping our clients protect their civil rights with regard to employment discrimination, police brutality and other illegal infringements. Our attorneys can represent you and fight aggressively for your rights if you or a loved one has been treated illegally by a person in authority. You may be entitled to financial compensation — and to an apology.
Uncovering Excessive Force and Cover-Ups
A common civil rights violation is the use of excessive force by police officers and other law enforcement personnel, who may choose to cover up their inappropriate behavior by filing unfounded and malicious criminal charges against a person. Excessive force can involve:
- A person being tased during an arrest, traffic stop or other incident
- A person being beaten or violently treated by police during an arrest, while in custody or during a search or traffic stop
- A protester or demonstrator being treated violently by law enforcement or security personnel during legal protests or demonstrations
When a police officer or another uniformed officer attempts to hide illegal conduct, he or she may lie about events or make up false charges to justify his or her behavior. We have seen adults and teens charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct when, in fact, none of these crimes has been committed.
Contact an Edwardsville Civil Rights Attorney for Advice
If you have questions about discrimination, excessive force and other civil rights violations, contact us for a free consultation with an experienced Illinois lawyer.