Excessive Force Attorneys

Have you been the victim of excessive force by an officer of the law? The intentional use of excessive force by a police officer is police brutality, and not only is it completely unacceptable behavior, it is illegal.  We at Gaskins Bennett Birrell, LLP have helped many victims of excessive force in Minnesota, and we can help you too. Our record of success in cases involving excessive force is unmatched.  Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your case. Some of the common forms of excessive or unnecessary force include the following situations:

  • Routine traffic stops that get out of control
  • Arrests or detentions
  • Conclusion of a pursuit
  • As a result of racial profiling
  • In jails, prisons, or detention centers

Police officers are formally trained to handle situations where tensions are high and violence is a common occurrence.  Officers are allowed by law to use force to defuse a situation, but once the situation has been calmed, any additional force is considered excessive.  In instances where an individual is calm and respectful to officers, there is no excuse for any type of physical contact at all. Excessive force by a police officer can involve physical actions, such as punching, hitting, kicking a victim, unnecessary use of a stun-gun, or taser, verbal attacks, verbal or physical intimidation, and other inappropriate actions by officers of the law.

If you have been a victim of excessive force, we can help. Our attorneys have successfully fought against excessive force by police officers for many victims in the Minnesota area, and we can help you too.  It is terrible to be brutalized by those who are sworn to protect, and it is the responsibility of the public to help ensure that it does not continue.  Our law firm has the resources, the experience, and the track record to successfully fight for your rights.  Do not let intimidation tactics work when used by those who are supposed to protect you.  Take a stand against police brutality and excessive force.  Do not let those who hurt you go free.

Everyone is entitled to respectful and appropriate behavior from officers that are sworn to uphold the law. You Have Rights. If you have been the victim of excessive force in Minnesota, you need to hire a law firm that has experience in this area.  Contact Gaskins Bennett Birrell, LLP today to ensure you have the very best fighting for your rights.  We have an unmatched record of success for victims of excessive force, and we can help you.  Call us today for a free consultation regarding your specific situation.

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A highly respected, trial-focused law firm, our members include three attorneys elected to membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and numerous attorneys designated “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine. We have decades of trial and appellate experience, and the good judgment such experience brings.

Our Attorneys are resourceful, tough, and committed to our clients’ interests, and we have the ability to keep the orders, verdicts and judgments we obtain on appeal.

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