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Philadelphia Police Misconduct Lawyers: Alabama Police Brutality Bill May Sway Justice Reform in Pennsylvania - Across the nation, criminal justice reform bills are common. Most are in response to rising police brutality and misconduct. The Alabama state legislature recently passed a bill that has the potential to influence states such as Pennsylvania. The bill provides two key elements intended to curb law enforcement brutality. The first is a requirement calling for [ ] The post Philadelphia Police Misconduct Lawyers: Alabama Police Brutality Bill May Sway Justice Reform in Pennsylvania appeared first on Patrick Geckle Law.
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Philadelphia Police Misconduct Lawyers Examine Case of False Arrest and Excessive Tasering - In January 2017, the case of a Pennsylvania man who filed a federal lawsuit against a former Gettysburg officer, the officer’s superiors, and the police chief for the borough alleging police misconduct made headlines. In the lawsuit, the man claimed that he was threatened with a taser, then tasered five times as he shouted [ ] The post Philadelphia Police Misconduct Lawyers Examine Case of False Arrest and Excessive Tasering appeared first on Patrick Geckle Law.
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Philadelphia Police Brutality Lawyer: Looking Behind the Statistics of Police Killings - In 2016, a total of 957 people were shot and killed by police in the United States. This is according to statistics kept by the Washington Post newspaper. These are only the number of people who were killed by police shootings and not by any other method of force. Philadelphia police brutality lawyers look behind [ ] The post Philadelphia Police Brutality Lawyer: Looking Behind the Statistics of Police Killings appeared first on Patrick Geckle Law.
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Philadelphia Police Brutality Lawyer: Public Officials and Privacy - In recent years, basic Constitutional rights have been under attack. Police misconduct and brutality have been trending upward since 2010. Finally, police unions are pushing hard to limit the right of the public to information related to police shootings. Police Transparency Bills Are Pending Throughout the Country Although the U.S. Constitution calls for a transparent [ ] The post Philadelphia Police Brutality Lawyer: Public Officials and Privacy appeared first on Patrick Geckle Law.
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Philadelphia Police Brutality Lawyers: Victims’ Families Can Sue - The story is all too common. A person is suspected of a crime, has an encounter with police, which then results in tragedy. This scenario is happening in urban centers such as Philadelphia every day. Philadelphia police brutality lawyers know it is crucial for families of victims to understand their rights. In one recent case [ ] The post Philadelphia Police Brutality Lawyers: Victims’ Families Can Sue appeared first on Patrick Geckle Law.
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Philadelphia Police Misconduct Lawyers: Strip Searches - If you watch movies or television shows about prisons and police investigations, you have probably watched a scene depicting a strip search. But do you know how accurate these depictions are to real life strip searches? Perhaps more importantly, do you know your rights in the event that you are asked to consent to a [ ] The post Philadelphia Police Misconduct Lawyers: Strip Searches appeared first on Patrick Geckle Law.
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Philadelphia Police Misconduct Lawyers: Street Brawl Leads to Police Brutality in Philadelphia - A sixteen-year-old woman was held on the ground and repeatedly punched by a police officer in Philadelphia just after the new year, sustaining significant injuries. The altercation resulted from a disagreement which escalated to a street brawl involving about 30 people, at which point police became involved. The officer was placed on administrative leave and [ ] The post Philadelphia Police Misconduct Lawyers: Street Brawl Leads to Police Brutality in Philadelphia appeared first on Patrick Geckle Law.
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Philadelphia Police Misconduct Lawyers: New Orleans Mayor Apologizes for Police Brutality - In December 2016, the city of New Orleans settled three police brutality claims for incidents that occurred in 2005. The city’s mayor, Mitch Landrieu, offered an apology to the victims’ families for the city’s failure to address these cases for more than a decade. During his speech, he attributed the improvements to the New Orleans [ ] The post Philadelphia Police Misconduct Lawyers: New Orleans Mayor Apologizes for Police Brutality appeared first on Patrick Geckle Law.
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Philadelphia Police Misconduct Lawyer Discusses Police Brutality and Mental Illness - Police misconduct is a major problem in the United States. Cases of innocent bystanders or mentally afflicted individuals labeled as criminals have resulted in very serious injuries and even fatalities. Police officers have a noble and unique duty to protect the laws of this country and its residents, not abuse them, but unfortunately, this does [ ] The post Philadelphia Police Misconduct Lawyer Discusses Police Brutality and Mental Illness appeared first on Patrick Geckle Law.
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Philadelphia Police Brutality Lawyers: Development in National Case of Excessive Police Force - Cases of innocent people suddenly being labeled as criminals and being attacked by members of the police force have resulted in very serious injuries, and even fatalities for many Americans. Police officers are responsible for keeping our streets safe and people out of danger, but sometimes they abuse their privileges, and can bring danger to [ ] The post Philadelphia Police Brutality Lawyers: Development in National Case of Excessive Police Force appeared first on Patrick Geckle Law.
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