The Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Kestenbaum, Eisner and Gorin have worked for years in district attorneys' offices, and can provide the kind of sophisticated criminal defense that investigates every aspect of a case - including potential misconduct by the Los Angeles police investigating the alleged crime. Throughout Los Angeles' history, investigations into the police have happened on a regular basis. Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigations has begun a probe into several members of the Burbank Police Department amidst allegations of the excessive use of force by as many as 12 current and former Burbank policemen. Federal investigators have requested information from the police department that specifically focuses on several officers' use of Tasers, pepper spray and defensive tactics from as far back as 2003. The probe will examine the possible violation of suspects' civil rights. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is also involved in the investigation. The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials is a fairly sticky topic these days. Admittedly, Los Angeles police and Los Angeles County Sheriffs Deputies have a very difficult and very dangerous job. On a daily basis they may deal with both alleged and convicted criminals, some of whom may become physically violent. In many cases, law enforcement agents must chase, fight or physically restrain suspects, many of whom might be armed with a weapon of some sort. Sometimes retaliating in kind is necessary in the line of duty, but very often, police may get carried away and engage in what is called the excessive use of force, or police brutality. Police brutality occurs when police and other law enforcement officials use more force than is necessary to apprehend or arrest a criminal suspect. Police have very strict guidelines at to when and how they may collect evidence of a crime against you. However, the line between law enforcement acting in a brutal or unfair manner or acting appropriately in any given situation is less clear. A police officer may use a weapon against you if he or she is “reasonably" fearful for their life. If you pull out a weapon, or anything that resembles a gun, they may “reasonably" fear for their lives and injure, if not kill you with weapons of their own. If you have been arrested by police and believe you have been the victim of police brutality, or that you were treated unfairly by member of the Los Angeles Police Department, call the attorneys at Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP today. In many instances, criminal proceedings against you can be dismissed because of the improper conduct of police officers. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience in defending against criminal charges of all types and know which details to look for. Call today to begin preparing your case. Tagged as: faq
Elizabeth on November 18, 2009 at 3:14 p.m. wrote: The more that I hear about police behavior, the less respect I actually have for them. That's really discouraging.