As citizens, your rights are protected by state and federal laws and the federal and state Constitution. When anyone, even police officers, violates these rights, you are entitled to take legal action against them. The police have a great deal of power, and the lawyers at Hedges & Tumposky see it as part of our duty to protect individuals from misuse of this power. The police are entrusted with protecting and serving the public. When they use their power to harm, it can have devastating consequences for individuals, families, and communities.
No one, no matter what their socioeconomic status or criminal history, should suffer mistreatment at the hands of the police. When an officer violates your civil rights by illegally searching you or your home, falsely arresting you, using excessive force against you, causing a wrongful conviction, or conducting a malicious prosecution, you need lawyers with a deep working knowledge of strategies that get results in these cases.
The Boston law firm of Hedges & Tumposky, LLP is highly experienced in police misconduct cases, having successfully brought such cases in state and federal court, resulting in substantial judgments and settlements for the client. We have also represented police officers who have been retaliated against by other officers for breaking the “code of silence” and reporting abuses. We respond to police abuse with clear and appropriate outrage, in the form of skillful and aggressive litigation. We will see to it that those injured by police misconduct are compensated, will seek to have those responsible held accountable, and where possible will push for meaningful institutional change. If a police officer has violated your civil rights call us at 617-722-8220.