Police brutality is a persistent problem throughout the greater Chicago area. One retired high-ranking North Chicago police officer recently warned that his city’s police brutality problem is “getting out of control” but was largely ignored by city officials.
Typically, citizens who have been wronged by the police rarely have an adequate means of recourse or retribution other than to retain an aggressive law firm to sue the municipality and pursue the rights of the injured under various federal and state causes of action.
While there are thousands of lawyers in Illinois, the only effective way for a police brutality victim to exercise their rights is to contact an experienced litigation law firm with proven results that has the resources and ability to take on “City Hall” and the police department representatives who are allegedly sworn to “Serve and Protect.”
The trial lawyers at Goldberg Weisman Cairo are 38 strong and represent ordinary citizens in all types of injury cases against municipalities, including police brutality, throughout Illinois.
As Chicago’s largest personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm, GWC has the skills and resources to hold cities and state agencies accountable for the excessive force injuries suffered by arrestees.
Chicago’s History of Police Brutality
The City of Chicago’s history of police brutality is notorious throughout the country. The number of excessive force cases in Chicago and surrounding communities continues to grow and the problem shows no sign of diminishing. Only through large verdicts and settlements will the message be understood that Illinois’ citizens will not tolerate police brutality by our sworn officers. Once this message is understood and complied with, our cities and municipalities will be a safer place for all of us to live in and enjoy.
Local politicians will not take action to address Chicagoland’s police brutality problem on their own, but civil litigation will likely be the most effective vehicle for bringing change to the police culture in the Chicago area. Substantial payouts to police brutality victims force city officials and local voters to realize that something needs to be done about the outrageous behavior of some officers.
Jury awards from excessive force cases also allow victims to receive compensation for the emotional and physical pain that they have suffered.
Contact GWC to Learn More About Your Rights
If you have suffered from police brutality as a result of baton or taser attacks, illegal take-downs, dog bites or any other excessive force instance, speak with an attorney at the law offices of Goldberg Weisman Cairo today.
Goldberg Weisman Cairo has a long track record of obtaining substantial jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We also have resources to work on a contingency fee basis and continue to pursue our clients’ cases through trial.