Police are supposed to be guardians and protectors of their community. You likely already know that not every police officer does their job the way they should. If you suspect that you are a victim of police harassment, you need to reach out right away to our police harassment lawyer.
We want to help victims get the justice they deserve. Let dedicated Long Island criminal lawyer Michaelangelo Matera hold the police officer accountable for the wrong that they have done. Call to set up your free consultation today.
What Kinds of Police Harassment Are There?
There are a few ways in which a police officer may be harassing someone. One of the most significant issues with police who abuse their power is sexual misconduct. There have been instances of police officers trying to solicit sexual favors from people that they stop.
Women, in particular, have been targeted by police officers, stopped for no reason, and have been either harassed or abused by them. NPR looked at 103 cases of sexual misconduct and found that 35 out of 103 of these cases, other officers knew about the misconduct but did not say anything.
There is something referred to as a “blue wall of silence” that refers to the secret-keeping officers do to keep each other out of trouble.
Police also harass civilians by stopping them over and over again with no reason to do so. This can create mistrust of officers for someone who has been pointed out by an officer time and time again.
Even if you have been legally stopped by an officer, if they are harassing you about your sex, race, ethnicity, religion, etc., then you are entitled to justice. That officer should be held accountable. Our police harassment lawyer can help you get justice. Keep reading to learn more.
Examples of Police Harassment:
If you are unsure whether or not you are a victim of police harassment, we can talk about what happened to you during a free consultation.
In the meantime, you may be entitled to justice if you:
- Were illegally detained and searched
- Had excessive force used against you
- Were profiled based on race or ethnicity
- Were stopped and frisked without any reason
- Were harassed based on your sex, race, or sexual orientation
- Were sexually harassed
- Were intimidated by an officer, i.e., threatened.
- Were illegally surveilled by an officer
So, what do you do if a police officer has harassed you? You might be rightfully concerned that if you reported an officer that nothing would happen. That does happen.
You need to find a police harassment lawyer who has handled these types of cases before. Our lawyers at Matera Law Firm have experience working with matters of police misconduct and police brutality. You want to know that they have your back and will fight for your justice.
Call Our Police Harassment Lawyer Today
If you believe that a police officer has harassed you, you need to act immediately. We urge you to reach out to our Long Island criminal lawyer immediately to get a free consultation. We have helped many people in similar situations hold police officers accountable. Let us help you fight for justice. Call our office today.