Deadly Force

Any time an officer injures or kills a citizen in the line of duty, the police department conducts an internal investigation. At the Law Offices of Figeroux & Associates, we know all too well that those internal investigations are not reliable, especially after a shooting death.

The police have a vested interest in declaring that the use of deadly force was justified. They never like to admit that an officer was too quick to pull the trigger, especially on an unarmed suspect. Instead, officers cover for each other and try to blame the victim instead.

Concerned That Your Loved One Will Not Get Justice?
Contact our Law Firm, Figeroux & Associates, if a family member was killed by police. Our lawyers take cases in the Bay Area and throughout Northern California.

Proven Results in Deadly Force Litigation  

A former prosecutor, attorney Brian Figeroux became interested in police misconduct in 1997, after he was retained by Abner Louima to investigate his case involving his torture by NYPD officers. Mr. Louima, an African-American of Haitian descent was severely injured by NYPD officers when the city was led by Mayor Giuliani.  That case introduced him to the "blue wall" whereby police tend to close ranks in an "us vs. them" response.
Since opening his own practice in 1996, Mr. Figeroux has advocated for changes in laws and procedures to safeguard the public from the use of deadly force by NYPD officers.    Additionally, through Concerned American for Racial Equality, (CARE), a not for profit organization that Mr. Figeroux founded with other attorneys, they have conducted several seminars and conferences educating the public about civil rights issues.

"The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them."
Lois McMaster Bujold

Uncovering the Cover-Up
We have assembled a team of the best legal minds and experts in police procedure and ballistics to help determine the truth. Sometimes the facts support the officers' use of a firearm, but Figeroux & Associates is relentless when evidence points to unjustified deadly force. Did the officers:

- Identify themselves as police?
- Have sufficient reason to believe the victim was armed?
- Exhaust non-lethal options before opening fire?
- Have proper training in the use of deadly force?
- Fire on a fleeing suspect or a person who had surrendered?
- Continue to shoot after the victim was down?

Victims in fatal confrontations with police often have their own ghosts — criminal convictions, substance abuse or a history of mental illness. That does not mean they deserved to die.  The Law Offices of Figeroux & Associates, we strive to keep the focus on the conduct of the officers and any indications of a cover-up.

If your loved one died at the hands of police, call us today at 718-834-0190 for a compassionate, aggressive pursuit of justice.


     
     
 

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