Hundreds of innocent victims lose their lives due to a police shooting or another form of violence every year, with thousands more sustaining serious injuries due to police officers overstepping their power. Although New York does not rank in the Top 10 for states with the highest number of officer-involved shootings as compared to population, our law firm takes civil rights and the use of excessive police force seriously.

Our civil rights attorneys have help individuals that have been wrongly accused and arrested or have suffered due to excessive police force. To speak with an attorney, please complete the case evaluation form or call 212-268-3222.

Below are examples of civil rights and police misconduct settlements we can recovered for our clients.

$500K False Arrest Settlement
After a school custodian was falsely arrested following allegations of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old student at his place of employment, he turned to Raphaelson & Levine for help. New York City Police officers were informed by the alleged assault victim that the custodian may have similarly assaulted three other students. The victim was jailed, and after some two weeks had passed, the New...
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