Police Assault and Police Brutality – What You Need To Know

Assault and battery are legal terms that are often heard together. Assault refers to the threat of doing bodily harm, whereas battery is the infliction of unwanted touching-otherwise called battering. You turn to the police in times of trouble but who do you turn to when your issue is with the police? You can turn to us. Michael Gunzburg, P.C. has over two decades of experience handling cases of police assaults. We have New York police assault attorneys that will educate you on the workings of the law and help you claim the most compensation you’re entitled to receive.

If you or someone you know has sustained injuries after being assaulted by police, contact a New York Police Assault Attorney at Michael Gunzburg, P.C. today!

Assault levels are comparable to the grading system used in awards ceremonies. Third prize carries less weight then first prize. Assault in the Third Degree is considered a misdemeanor or the proverbial “slap on the wrist.” It occurs when there are no fatal injuries and no weapons have been used. Assault in the Second Degree and in the First Degree include serious injuries, and are considered felonies. If you’ve been the victim of a police assault in the First Degree the offense is on the same level as Attempted Murder. The experienced, caring attorneys at Michael Gunzburg, P.C. will fight for you. We know that in a time of crisis with the police, you don’t need rookie advice. You need answers based on experience.

We can offer victims of police mistreatment the following services:

Police Brutality
False Arrest
Police Assault
Police Battery
Police Civil Rights Abuse
A classic case of police assault involving love gone bad occurred in September 2006. The New York Times reported that a police captain in a jealous rage dragged a fellow officer by her hair into a car and severely beat her. The pair had been involved in a torrid two-year affair. The prosecutor told the jury in Manhattan’s Criminal Court that the officer “was hoping that no one would find out that she, a married woman and police officer, was having an affair with her supervisor, the captain of her precinct.”

And tales of sex and assault are plentiful among the NYPD. On January 27th, 2001 the New York Times reported a separate incident of police assault, where a Nassau County police officer, Jay Seifert, was charged with raping and sodomizing a 30-year-old woman after a routine traffic stop. He was charged with official misconduct and suspended without pay. Another sexual assault case by a police officer was reported a year earlier in 2000. This time, it involved police officer Matthew Murphy, who was arrested and charged with forcing a woman to have oral sex with him while he was on duty.

If you or someone you know has sustained injuries after being assaulted by police, contact a New York Police Assault Attorney at Michael Gunzburg, P.C. today!

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