Section 1983 Is Designed To Hold Those In Power Accountable For Abuse They Perpetrate
U.S. Code Section 1983 is a federal initiative passed in the aftermath of the Civil War to limit violence and discrimination against African-Americans during the period known as Reconstruction. The law was explicitly designed to curb the excesses of police brutality and racist terrorists like the Ku Klux Klan.
Today the law provides a remedy for a long list of civil rights violations, including those inflicted by police, abusive treatment by prison guards, shootings, beatings, tasings, dog maulings, shooting of pets and more.
The law firm of [nap_names id=”FIRM-NAME-3″] files suits on behalf of victims of police abuse. Our lawyers file claims against authorities responsible for mistreatment: police officers, sheriff’s deputies, correctional officials, sheriffs, wardens, and governmental units that hire or are responsible for the actions of abusive officials.
Our clients are Massachusetts citizens who have been failed by the criminal justice system. Our goal for them is to obtain compensation for this abuse. When those in power use that power against the common person, it is up to the common person, and the law, to stand up to, and correct that abuse. Our attorneys are zealous in their advocacy for victims of civil rights violations.
State Or Federal Court?
To file a suit under Section 1983, the plaintiff does not need to begin in state court. If the plaintiff chooses to bring suit in state court, however, the defendant has the right to remove the case to federal court. We guide our clients through every step of the proceedings, ensuring that their rights are not further violated in the course of due process.
If your rights have been violated by police or other law enforcement or criminal justice authorities in and around Boston, call the civil rights attorneys at [nap_names id=”FIRM-NAME-3″] at [nap_phone id=”LOCAL-REGULAR-NUMBER-2″] for a no-cost evaluation of your case. Or write us with your questions.