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What is the definition of police brutality?

What is police brutality? Police brutality is defined as what is known as police misconduct which police officers act in an excessive use of force. What is excessive use of force means is that someone normally has taken a mean force further than what would be required in order to deal with a situation. An example of police brutality would be when law enforcement has beaten a nonviolent person with a stick; this could be considered both police brutality and excessive use of force. This is because the police could have dealt with the situation in a much less violent manner. Read below to find more police brutality questions answered by Experts.

What rights does someone have if they have been involved in a police brutality case?

As to whether or not an individual can sue because of a police brutality case, it will all depend on the situation. If proven that the person had indeed been beaten by law enforcement, this person has the right to sue and possibly be compensated for any damage. The individual will need to provide the court with pictures of the evidence, and contact a local attorney to represent them through this trial.

In the state of Minnesota what is the statue of limitations for police brutality?

The statute of limitations for the state of Minnesota for a Section 1983 in a civil rights claim and for injury to a person from the intent of misconduct is two years from the date in which the incident occurred. Since the government requires filing a notice claim it is in the best interest of the individual to talk to a lawyer early about a possible lawsuit that they could be facing, because a notice of claim normally means that the claim must be filed sooner normally within the first six months. Failure to make this notice can lead to being banned from filing the lawsuit.

If someone was being accused of battery and the witness states that nothing happened, can the individual sue the law enforcement for police brutality since the police officer slammed the person into the car, and up against the brick wall?

The victim of this crime will need to file a complaint about this officer with their Internal Affairs in order to get the case on record as early as possible and to get the police officer investigated. As for the battery charge, the criminal case must be prepared before the victim can sue the police for what seems like a false arrest and the injuries that were sustained.

In a police brutality case is it legal for the police officer able to ask someone to sign a waiver in order to take a lie detector test before they can make a complaint?

The individual is not required to sign this waiver, all a wavier is giving this person the permission to do something, such as giving someone the permission to precede with the lie detector test. A waiver is considered a voluntary document that is signed by a person.

Police brutality cases are often time thought of as rare, but as rare as it sounds it happens more times than not. Police brutality is a very serious case, and often when dealing with these cases the victims feel as if they are fighting a losing battle, because they are going up against the law enforcement. For more police brutality information contact the Experts.
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