A police officer’s role in society is to protect and serve the community. Their job is to enforce the law as its written, not to break the law for their own purposes. When you interact with police, you should have the confidence that they will not use excessive force or a lack of care that results in injuries or even death. History has clearly shown that power corrupts, and that police cannot always be trusted to make the appropriate decisions when it comes to matters of excessive force or other forms of misconduct. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects citizens against excessive police force including but not limited to:

• Improper restraints on individuals
• Unlawful coercion
• Illegal arrests
• Use of excessive force involving a weapon (gun, taser, baton)
• Use of excessive force involving a physical attack

This is not a complete list of offenses related to the use of excessive force by police officers by any means. If you have been the victim of one of the various forms of police brutality, then it is wise to seek the advice of an experienced police brutality attorney as soon as possible to learn what your options might be.

When someone is incarcerated in a jail or prison, there is a certain level of care that is required of the jail or prison guards and other staff to keep the inmate safe and healthy. When jail and prison employees fall short of this standard of care, the effect on inmates can be severe, even leading to death. A large number of these deaths are preventable, as many of them are the result of assault, lack of medical care, or poisoning. Suicides while in jail or prison are also on the rise and are often due to the lack of attention to an inmate’s mental health and well-being.

The common thread between both police brutality and jail deaths is a general lack of importance that officers give to the lives of the people they are dealing with. This mentality and subsequent behavior can be changed not only with proper training, but with appropriate punishment and accountability when it occurs.

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When you are seeking to make a claim against an officer or officers for police brutality or a jail death, there are a number of factors that you will have to satisfy in order to get compensated for your negative experiences. Governmental immunity is a high hurdle that the government will lean on in order to try to escape responsibility for their actions or inactions. At Oakes Law Group, we pride ourselves on making sure you understand every part of the process and what is needed to be successful so we can organize and prepare your strongest possible Michigan police brutality or jail death claim. The only way to properly build your case against the government is for your legal team to conduct its own investigation. Just as the government will build a case against you with their resources, you are able to build your case in the same way.

At Oakes Law Group, we pride ourselves on not limiting your case to simply be trying to explain the police’s version of events. We will advance your version of events based on our in-depth investigations in order to put you in the best position for success.

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