Police Brutality Issues

At Puryear Law, we have proudly represented clients in civil rights cases where we have opposed police brutality and racism for many years.  The following links provide more information about our activism on those fronts:   https://www.learnaboutguns.com/category/other/politics/police-brutality/   http://pgjustice.com/

Causes of Action for Police Misconduct and Brutality

In terms of filing a lawsuit for police misconduct, there are several federal and state causes of action. In terms of a federal cause of action, a claim is typically brought under 42 U.S.C. section 1983. This section provides that [e]very person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any … Read more

The Shooting of Concealed Carry Permit Holder Philando Castile by a MN Police Officer

The police killing of concealed carry permit holder Philando Castile is a troubling, for a variety of reasons, as are the killings of the 5 police officers in Dallas, TX that soon followed. I discuss the civil rights and gun rights implications of those killings on my gun rights website in this article.

Preserving Evidence in Cases Involving Police or Governmental Violations of Civil Rights

In cases where a person’s civil rights have been violated by the police or another governmental actor, it is important to ensure that the evidence is swiftly preserved. Failing to do so can make it difficult or even impossible to address the misconduct that a person has suffered.

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Dealing with Police Misconduct and Brutality

There are some police officers who engage in misconduct and commit acts of brutality.  Properly handling such a situation of abuse on the part of the police is vital to protecting oneself, obtaining the justice that is deserved, and putting a stop to such wrongdoing, so as to protect oneself and the community as a whole.

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