There are many good and valiant members on the New York City Police Department. The Police Department stands ready to assist the city’s citizens and in many instances there are police officers who serve our community well. However, there are always a few bad apples. When these few police officers act in an offensive and illegal manner (and use excessive force or intentionally beat their victims), that can change a person’s life forever. Sadly enough, police brutality is a longstanding problem. Over a decade spanning from the late 1980s to the late 1990s Amnesty International collected information on over 90 cases of alleged ill treatment or excessive force by New York City police officers. Reported injuries included cases where victims were struck by an officer’s fist or baton generally after minor disputes with officers on the street. The most extreme cases of police brutality resulted in civilian deaths. Amnesty’s investigation revealed that the code of silence in which police officers refuse to testify against their own often contributes to impunity. In street parlance, its known as the blue wall of silence. In certain instances, it makes investigating the facts surrounding a police brutality case even more difficult to establish and then prove in a court of law. If you’ve been the victim of excessive force or police brutality, and suffered permanent or serious injuries, don’t keep it to yourself. Get the help you need.
Michael Gunzburg is a New York Police Brutality Lawyer serving the New York metropolitan area including New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, and Orange County.
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