Police officers are government agents entrusted with the authority and the ability to deprive us of our liberty – temporarily or permanently – to use physical force, including deadly force, against their fellow citizens, in the name of protecting the property and safety of innocent people.
Any injury caused by a false arrest, a wrongful prosecution, or an unjustified use of force, from a purportedly “minor” injury, all the way to a catastrophic injury or death – is an attack on all of us. Bad policing doesn’t just threaten citizens who get directly victimized, it also undercuts the safety of all of us by making it more difficult for well-trained, well-intentioned police officers to do their jobs the right way. Once people begin to lose faith in law enforcement, the system begins to break down, and the result is a more dangerous society for all of us.
This is why it is imperative that officers are held accountable for their actions by the civil justice system. But the system cannot function properly without experienced, competent attorneys prosecuting meritorious claims on behalf of citizens. This is where we come in. Jordan spent years defending the City of Chicago and its employees, including police officers, in the types of cases he now prosecutes on behalf of citizens. He knows as well as anyone that police officers have extremely difficult jobs. But he also knows how damaging it is when an officer crosses the line or otherwise engages in improper conduct.
If you believe you’ve been victimized by law enforcement, give us a call. There’s no cost for an initial consultation, and if we take your case, we don’t get paid unless you obtain a financial recovery.