We know that the last thing you ever expect is that you will need a Los Angeles police misconduct attorney. However, there are times when that may be necessary. We live in a country that has tolerated too much in many wrongful actions by law enforcement.
At JML Law, you can count on us to get to the bottom of your case and secure the compensation you deserve. If you have been the victim of police misconduct, call us now.
Today, we want to discuss some positive steps the Los Angeles Police Department is taking to step up oversight of its officers.
What Changes Are Being Made?
We have learned that the LA City Council has approved a measure that puts more power in civilian hands when it comes to how law enforcement officers are disciplined for misconduct.
Los Angeles has long been in the national spotlight when it comes to police misconduct. In many cases, the attention has been unwarranted, but we know that there have been serious violations in the past. The process of police oversight expanded in 1992 after the beating of Rodney King. Then, a three-person Board of Rights panel was implemented that includes two officers and one civilian. This was a shift in policy and many officers opposed having a civilian on the Board.
Now, officers facing discipline will soon have the option of having their misconduct cases heard by an all-civilian panel thanks to the measure passed by City Council. In a turn of events, all-civilian panels have been backed by the LA Police Protective League because they say that officer-lead panels are less likely to overturn severe discipline by the chief.
Changes Are Necessary
Over the last few years, it may have seemed to many people that police misconduct has been on the rise. We do not think that is the case, but we do think that social media has brought these horrible instances to light.
That is a good thing.
In too many cases, police misconduct has led to serious injuries or even death for civilians in and around LA. The time has come for that to stop.
Let Us Help You
We should never have to wonder if the police officers who serve and protect us are going to cause us harm. It does not matter who you are or what you have done, you have the right to be dealt with properly and according to protocol. At JML Law, we will be by your side if you think you have been the victim of police misconduct. Our team will work to secure compensation for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages if you cannot work due to the incident
- Pain and suffering damages
- Damages for loss of reputation
- Punitive damages against those responsible
- The officers
- The department
- The government authority
When you need a Los Angeles police misconduct attorney, you can contact us by calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.