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EXCESSIVE FORCE

Las Vegas law enforcement, casino and hotel security personnel, and nightclub bouncers may be guilty of using excessive force at one point or another. While police and private security officers should take reasonable action to protect the public, at times their over-zealous efforts may cause serious injury to a person who is being removed from the premises, arrested or detained.

If you or someone you know was injured because of excessive force, you have the right to seek legal counsel. At Saggese & Associates, we will look over your situation and determine whether you may have a claim to bring against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) or perhaps a casino or hotel. You may or may not have done something to warrant your removal from the premises or your arrest. However, this does not give security or law enforcement free reign to strike you or use an undue amount of force in detaining you.

Excessive Force Injuries

Excessive force can include such inappropriate and wrongful actions as:

  • Punching
  • Kicking
  • Hitting
  • Improper use of pepper spray
  • Improper use of taser
  • Improper use of restraints
  • Spitting
  • Racial slurs or epithets
  • Shooting
  • Death while in custody

A lawyer at Saggese & Associates may be able to help you take legal action against the police or security officer that injured you. We believe that although the police and security need to do their job to keep innocent people safe, they should not use excessive force when handling any sort of situation. Excessive force can lead to serious injuries or even death. These people should be trained and should fully understand exactly what amount of force is necessary to handle a conflict, make an arrest or escort a patron from the premises. They should be held responsible for wrongful conduct in this regard.

Excessive force is serious and should not be tolerated. By standing up for victims’ rights and representing them in their personal injury cases, the lawyers at Saggese & Associates strive to turn this situation around. We take on cases throughout the state of Nevada, so contact our team today!

 

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