Law Enforcement

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
  • Protesting
  • Wrongful arrest and prosecution
  • Wrongful death
  • Unlawful search and seizure claims
  • Excited delirium
  • Police pursuit
  • Automobile accidents

Related

  • Risk Management
  • Civil Rights §1983 Litigation
  • ADA Litigation
  • Jail Suicide Litigation
  • Gross Negligence
  • Governmental Immunity
  • Automobile Accidents

 

From the Blog:

Rotary Club of Baton Rouge Supports V.I.P.S

Mary Erlingson had the pleasure of reading to Kindergarten and Pre-K students at Broadmoor Elementary School Friday, September 16, 2022. Volunteers In Public Schools is one of the many projects supported by Rotary Club of Baton Rouge.

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Mary Erlingson and Lee Ledet attend DRI Seminar in Chicago

Mary Erlingson and Lee Ledet attended DRI’s Civil Rights and Governmental Liability Steering Committee meeting in Chicago last week, and took time out to attend a Cubs game with other Committee leaders. Learn more about #DRI's Civil Rights and Governmental Liability...

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