Q: What type of lawyer do I need to talk to if I wanted to sue a police officer for using excessive force and harassment
The officer broke my husbands femur and when I finally figured out where my husband was the officer lied to me and told me he slipped on the curb and broke his femur when reality of it was the officer broke his femur by grabbing him n pulling him down to arrest him
A: Depending on what county the incident happened in, search for terms like police misconduct, civil rights, personal injury. Find a few firms and call them to discuss the specifics of your case. Firms may not specifically advertise for this type of work, that doesn't mean they don't handle them. We would be happy to talk to you about it.
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