Since the 1992 riots in Los Angeles over police violence, the public has become more aware of the existence of police brutality especially when it comes to their interactions with minorities. Since 2009, Mitchel Ashley has been a proponent of civil rights, police brutality, and wrongful arrest as the #1 NYC false arrest and police brutality attorney.
Brutality and False Arrest in New York City
Over the last few years, and even more so with the 2020 news of George Floyd, the media has drawn attention to some critical examples of the police using undue force or taking extreme measures when trying to subdue a suspect. An NYC example of this would be Shantel Davis.
In each case their methods caused the death of the individual they were trying to arrest. Statistics show that between the years 2010 and 2012, there were 1,217 deadly shootings by police officers. Of those, the data shows that blacks between the ages of 13 and 19 are 21 times more likely to be shot than their white counterparts. The same holds true for false arrests. An analysis of 300 individuals who were exonerated due to DNA testing shows that 70% of those were minorities.
A Police Brutality Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to excessive force inflicted by a police officer or who has been falsely arrested, it is important that you hire an experienced attorney who has taken on these cases before and been successful. You need an attorney who knows what constitutes excessive force and who knows how to present your case in the most effective way.
Mitchel Ashley will fight for your dignity and will hold the police and the City of New York accountable for injuries or death and for any wrongful arrest. He will work for you to be fairly compensated for everything involved in this ordeal including medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.
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