If you were falsely arrested and imprisoned for any length of time, you may be entitled to money to compensate you for the false arrest and trauma you had to endure.
If you were arrested and then subsequently found not guilty or the charges were dismissed, it is very likely that we can help you sue the New York Police Department to recoup money damages for what you had to go through.
If you were the victim of any of the following:
- false arrest
- unlawful detention
- police brutality
- false confinement
- false imprisonment
- excessive force
- threats of violence, or
- physical or mental harm
then it’s very likely we can help you be compensated with money damages.
We know that no amount of money can heal the trauma and harm that you suffered, but your civil rights were violated and you deserve to be compensated.
Call (866) 213-1933 now to talk to one of our lawyers.
We can help you bring a suit for money damages against the New York Police Department (NYPD) at the state or federal level.
Often times false arrest claims are settled. New York State does not like to bring false arrest and excessive force claims to trial. More often than not, the State agrees to a monetary settlement that varies according to the severity of the facts.
If the police use racial or subject profiling to falsely arrest you, you may be entitled to additional punitive damages as the police officers’ actions were malicious in nature.
For example, if an African American or black man is in a store and the police are called by the store owners for a shoplifting offense, if the African American man is falsely arrested simply because he was the only black person in the store when the police arrived we may be able to recover punitive damages.
The New York Daily News reported on June 16, 2011 that, “The city paid out $135 million to settle claims made against against the NYPD last year – a soaring 71% jump in settlements against the department from a decade ago.”
Call (866) 213-1933 now to talk to one of our civil rights abuse lawyers and learn how we can help you recover money damages to compensate you for being the victim of false arrest or excessive force by the NYPD.