Law enforcement officers individually along with the elected officials that employ them are facing increased scrutiny among the news media and the general public. Naturally, sensationalized headlines are followed by public discourse and an increased willingness, even eagerness, to file suit against police departments and sheriff’s offices along the with officers and deputies that serve those agencies.
Erlingson Banks is focused on our representation of the men and women in law enforcement. In the current political climate, we understand the unique challenges facing those who have sworn to protect and serve our community. Because of our experience representing law enforcement agencies, our attorneys have developed a specialized knowledge of the both procedural and substantive defenses and immunities provided by the law.
We defend law enforcement officers in state and federal court in cases involving the following issues:
- Civil rights, 42 U.S.C. §1983
- Excessive force
- Wrongful arrest and prosecution
- Wrongful death
- Unlawful search and seizure claims
- Excited delirium
- Police pursuit
- Automobile accidents
- Risk Management
- Civil Rights §1983 Litigation
- ADA Litigation
- Jail Suicide Litigation
- Gross Negligence
- Governmental Immunity
- Automobile Accidents
From the Blog:
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