Sworn law enforcement officers, whether they are police officers, sheriff’s deputies, highway patrolmen, State Bureau of Investigation agents, state agency sworn officers, or federal sworn law enforcement officers (i.e FBI, ATF or U.S. Marshals), are PAID to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of our local, state and federal governments.
Most of the time, these dedicated men and women do their jobs fairly and with honor. They are to be thanked and commended for their service. However, sometimes law enforcement officers go too far and cross the line from “serving and protecting” our citizens to “hurting, abusing and killing” them. That’s where our office can help.
I have successfully sued multiple law enforcement agencies, (sometimes we enter into pre-lawsuit confidential mediation), and have obtained substantial and often confidential settlements for my clients killed or injured by law enforcement officers during the course and scope of their official job duties.
As a citizen of the United States, you have the right to sue law enforcement officers in Federal Court, pursuant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 1983, which states that:
“Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.”
So if a law enforcement officer or official violates any of the provisions of this federal law or your federal constitutional rights, by physically injuring you or killing a loved one, give MarkBibbsLaw a call. My firm will investigate and swing into action.