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:
EBRSO Hosts Annual Awards Ceremony
All the men and women working at the East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office were thanked for their selfless dedication and service to the community by the Sheriff at the EBRSO Annual Awards Ceremony held last week. Additionally, numerous deputies were presented with awards...
EB Attorneys Attend DRI Conference
Erlingson Banks attorneys had a great time attending the DRI Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability seminar hosted last week in Las Vegas. Mary Erlingson was honored to have had the opportunity to be Program Chair for this year’s seminar, and was thrilled to...
Erlingson Banks Participates in BRBA’s Holiday Star Project
Erlingson Banks always enjoys supporting the Baton Rouge Bar Association's Holiday Star Project! We are honored to be a small part of such a wonderful project aimed at giving joy to those most in need this holiday season.