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Excessive Force

Being approached by the police is often an intimidating and frightening experience. It becomes worse if the situation escalates and violence surrounds an arrest. Typically, police officers are protected from lawsuits under qualified immunity if reasonable force is used to subdue a person during an arrest. However, police action does not always fall within the protections of qualified immunity. How much force is used and during what stage that force occurs are some of the considerations that must be analyzed to determine if your rights have been violated. 

The attorneys at O'Hara, Taylor, Sloan & Cassidy are experienced in assessing these excessive force claims and can advise you about what legal recourse you may have. To contact our attorneys, call or e-mail us and learn more about what we can do to protect your rights. 

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