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Excessive Force Attorneys

Police excessive force occurs when law enforcement officers use unreasonable or unnecessary force against a person, or use force for an improper purpose beyond their lawful authority. Excessive force is a type of police misconduct. Police excessive force violates people’s constitutional rights, and can result in serious injuries or death.

Excessive force can arise from officers’ use of unreasonable or unnecessary force, including with police weapons (batons, Tasers, ‘less-lethal’ munitions, dogs, pepper spray, and others), tactics (fighting, control holds, handcuffing, prone restraint, pursuits, etc.), and of course, gunshots.

Excessive force is a major problem, and is seen more often now due to the prevalence of police body cameras, surveillance video cameras, and cell phone videos. But the excessive force lawyers at Haddad & Sherwin LLP do not need video to win their excessive force cases. We have been winning excessive force cases for decades.

The excessive force attorneys at Haddad & Sherwin LLP are leaders in this field, representing numerous victims (even other law enforcement officers who have been injured by police misconduct), and teaching the next generation of civil rights attorneys around the country.

Our society gives law enforcement officers awesome powers to restrict liberty, use force, and even take life in certain circumstances. We honor those law enforcement officers who serve our community with fairness and professionalism. We will also continue to hold accountable those officers who abuse their power to use excessive force or injure others unlawfully.

Contact an Excessive Force Attorney

Contact us today to get a free consultation with an experienced, Oakland-based excessive force attorney. We handle cases throughout Northern and Central California, from the Bay Area to Monterey to Fresno to Sacramento to Lake Tahoe to Redding to Yreka to Crescent City to Eureka to Santa Rosa, San Francisco, San Jose, Alameda County, and more!

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