False Arrest and Police Brutality
If you have been wrongfully arrested or imprisoned or otherwise injured as a result of police misconduct, you may be able to recover significant money damages in a civil rights lawsuit. Victims often feel violated, shamed, or outraged, and they need an attorney with the skill and backbone to pursue the justice that they rightfully deserve. The attorneys at The Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo have applied their experience as criminal defense attorneys and former prosecutors to the successful pursuit of their clients' civil lawsuits for false arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, and police brutality/excessive force, and they are prepared to help you fight back against those that have violated your constitutional rights.
Our firm works for a contingency fee in these matters, meaning that you do not have to pay unless you recover money damages. We offer a free and honest evaluation of your case, top-notch legal analysis, and exceptional customer service. Just as important, we understand that the system is confusing and sometimes intimidating. Thus, we always take the time to answer their clients' questions and explain every step of the process.
A sample of some recent representative cases from the past year includes:
- Representation of a man wrongfully arrested and wrongfully shot multiple times by police. The federal lawsuit is currently pending in the Southern District of New York.
- Representation of a man wrongfully arrested and beaten by police officers. The federal lawsuit settled favorably.
- Representation of a man that was wrongfully arrested for allegedly driving a motor vehicle under the influence in Staten Island. The federal lawsuit settled favorably.
- Representation of a doctor and his wife that were assaulted and wrongfully arrested by police officers. The federal lawsuit is settled very favorably.
- Representation of multiple individuals wrongfully arrested for allegedly committing the crimes of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstructing government administration.
- Representation of multiple individuals wrongfully arrested or entrapped for purchasing supposedly "stolen" iPhones from undercover police officers pursuant to Operation Takeback. Since the filing of their federal civil rights lawsuits, the NYPD has revised their protocols for these undercover operations. The lawsuits are currently pending.
- Representation of numerous individuals who were wrongfully arrested and had their cases "DP'd," meaning that the prosecutors declined to prosecute their arrests after they had already spent hours in police custody.
- Representation of individuals wrongfully arrested for allegedly trespassing in buildings in which they were not trespassing.
- Representation of a minor assaulted by a school crossing guard.
- Representation of an individual assaulted by bouncers at a nightclub and then wrongfully arrested by police officers.