Mr. Patel, who is from India, was visiting family in Huntsville last year. He was here to help care for his grandson. One morning a neighbor called the police and reported that “a skinny black guy” was “just kind of walking around close to the garage.” When police found Mr. Patel walking down the sidewalk, he was unable to answer questions because of a language barrier. Mr. Patel was taken down, and he ended up being taken to the hospital. The takedown of Mr. Patel left him unable to walk and with partial paralysis. Last summer a federal judge threw out the case against the police officer that caused Mr. Patel’s injuries. The judge noted that Mr. Patel had a right to be protected from excessive force; however, she ultimately ruled that the officer’s actions did not provide a basis for criminal judgment. Victims in cases such as these, which are not resolved criminally, may find relief by filing a civil rights law suit.
HOW THE MAXWELL LAW FIRM CAN HELP
Police brutality cases require significant trial experience in 1983 Federal lawsuits. We believe in our clients and we fight for justice. The Maxwell Law Firm has the seasoned staff – from our attorneys to our investigators – and financial resources to aggressively prosecute such cases.
In a brutality case, it is especially important that a client finds an attorney they feel comfortable with, have confidence in and can fully trust. There will come a time when you must decide whether to resolve your case through settlement or take it to trial. As that point, confidence and trust in your attorney is essential. Over the years, The Maxwell Law Firm has helped numerous survivors of police brutality take back their lives and embark on the healing process that leads to recovery.