Undoubtedly, police and other law enforcement officers have a difficult and dangerous job. However, it is incumbent upon the government, with the power to detain, use deadly physical force, arrest and incarcerate us to operate with due care, integrity, justice and not to abuse its power. All of us pay the salaries of law enforcement officers so officers should use treat us all with justice, dignity and respect regardless of our race, creed, religion, socioeconomic background or sexual orientation.
Unfortunately some police officers go beyond ethical boundaries and what the law allows, and abuse their authority. Our Office is always ready, willing and able to help you stand up for your rights as well as receive just compensation for the police abuse & misconduct, including in the following areas:
Excessive Force and Battery
Death or Injury while in custody
Injured or Killed through high speed car chase or gunshot wounds
Violation of Civil Right or Violation of “1983” Action. (please see legal note below)
42 U.S.C. § 1983. Civil action for deprivation of rights
Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.
Police Abuse & Misconduct Cases:
1. $1 Million Dollar Settlement for Victim of Police Assault
Million dollar settlement recovered by Carmen Giordano, Esq. for the victims of a police assault.
2. Vindication and Monetary Recovery for Another Falsely Accused & Arrested Individual
$160,000 settlement was obtained by Carmen Giordano, Esq. for a client who was falsely arrested and spent approximately a month in jail.
3. Vindication and Monetary Recovery for off duty security guard arrested for assaulting an officer
Giordano provided criminal representation for the client charged with assaulting a police officer, tried the case in criminal court, obtained an acquittal, filed a federal civil rights suit and obtained approximately $150,000 for one night in jail, split lip, broken teeth and injured knee.
4. Officer Shot By Another Given $1.5 Million
As a former A.C.C., Giordano handled some of the largest police abuse and shooting cases brought against NYC.
Link to Article: NY TIMES: Officer Shot By Another Given $1.5 Million