Durham Police Brutality Lawyer

Have you been the victim of alleged police brutality in Durham? Our police brutality lawyers may be able to help with your excessive force, assault, or other Constitutional violation case.

Those who have been injured due to alleged excessive use of force may have a police brutality claim and our personal injury lawyers can help with your lawsuit. We can also assist in cases of police assault, denied medical care while in custody, and other violations.

For a FREE consultation with a police brutality lawyer, please call (919) 728-1770 or complete the short form below.

Durham Police Brutality Lawyers - Riddle & Brantley

There is no obligation and there are never any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation for your injuries or violation of your Constitutional rights.

Please call (919) 728-1770 today to speak with an attorney handling police brutality claims.

We will review your claim, investigate your case, and help determine your best legal options for seeking justice and compensation.

We serve clients in Durham, Raleigh, and the greater Triangle. Free consultations are available by phone, email, text, and video conference, and we can even come to you if it’s more convenient.

What is police brutality?

Not to be confused with other forms of police misconduct, police brutality typically refers to the use of excessive force or assault by law enforcement officers.

Instances of police brutality most commonly arise during arrests, but that is not always the case. Unprovoked assault by a police officer also qualifies as police brutality, for instance.

Constitutional Rights

Legal Protection Against Police Brutality - Riddle & Brantley

Your right to protection against police brutality is guaranteed by the Fourth and Eighth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

Fourth Amendment — This amendment protects citizens from “unreasonable search and seizure.” In criminal law, “search and seizure” covers everything from drug or weapons searches during routine traffic stops to more extensive searches of homes or businesses. 

Eighth Amendment — This amendment protects citizens from “cruel and unusual punishment.” While commonly associated with the death penalty, the prohibition against “cruel and unusual punishment” also extends to other areas, including:

  • If a police officer uses excessive force (physical violence) against a subject
  • If a police officer denies medical care from an individual in custody
  • If a police officer subjects a suspect in custody to physical or sexual assault

The Supreme Court has ruled that “cruel and unusual punishment” covers behavior that is “repugnant to the conscience of mankind.”

Police brutality may involve violations of the Fourth and/or Eighth Amendments, and those injured as a result may be entitled to financial compensation.

For a FREE consultation with a police brutality lawyer, please call (919) 728-1770 or complete the short form below. 

The consultation is 100% confidential and there is no obligation. You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.

Please call (919) 728-1770 today and let’s review your potential policy brutality claim.

You deserve justice and our attorneys and staff are ready to help.

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Results for Victims of Police Brutality and Misconduct

Police Brutality Attorney in Durham NC - Riddle & Brantley

Riddle & Brantley has been protecting the Constitutional rights of the people of Durham and North Carolina for decades. We’re proud of our record securing millions of dollars in compensation for victims and are humbled by the words our clients use to describe their experience working with our attorneys and staff (see disclaimer below).

In a recent Constitutional rights and police brutality case, attorney Gene Riddle secured a $5 million verdict against a sheriff’s deputy who sexually assaulted several women in a Wayne County jail (see disclaimer below).

In this case, attorney Riddle successfully argued that the law enforcement officer’s actions constituted “cruel and unusual” punishment and violated the inmates’ rights under the Eight Amendment of the Constitution.

“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”

-Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client 

Police Brutality Lawyers Committed to Justice for ALL

Our police brutality lawyers and Constitutional rights attorneys are led by Gene Riddle. In more than 30 years of service to North Carolina injury victims, Gene has been recognized by Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and Super Lawyers. He is the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award and maintains a prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Gene and Riddle & Brantley’s police brutality attorneys are committed to justice for all North Carolinians. We believe everyone is entitled to due process and is protected by the Constitution.

If you’ve been injured due to alleged police brutality or suffered a violation of your Constitutional rights, please call our injury attorneys today.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation and case review with a police brutality and misconduct lawyer, please call (919) 728-1770.

“They handled my case very professionally, with respect from beginning to end.”

-Joseph W., Riddle & Brantley client 

We believe ALL North Carolinians deserve justice, regardless of whether or not they are suspected of a crime.

We would love to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve for your police brutality injuries or Constitutional rights violation if we can.

Please call (919) 728-1770 today and let’s review your case.

Justice Counts.

*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.

*** Disclaimer: An attorney must meet certain requirements to join these organizations or receive these awards. For more information on Membership Criteria for Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and the Litigator Award, please visit our Membership Criteria page. These awards and memberships should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.