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:
Mary Erlingson had the pleasure of introducing EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore at today's Rotary luncheon. : Mary is pictured with Rotary Club of Baton Rouge President Dr. Carol Patin and Hillar Moore.
Tara Johnston participated on a panel of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Women in the Law CLE, along with moderator Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes and attorneys Sharon Whitlow, April Leon Johnson, Tracey Barbera, Karli Johnson,...
Erlingson Banks attorneys had a great time at the 10 year Anniversary party last week celebrating Chief Judge Shelly Dick and Magistrate Judge Richard Bourgeois!