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Section 1983 Civil Rights Law

New York Civil Rights Attorneys

The lawyers of Klein Civil Rights practice exclusively in seeking justice for victims of civil rights infringements, including but not limited to police brutality, false arrest, wrongful death including jail suicide and police shootings, excessive force by corrections officers, prison rape and failure to protect inmates from attacks. We encourage all victims of police misconduct and undue force to seek a free, confidential consultation as soon as possible to determine whether our firm can help you in your search for justice.

Civil Action for Deprivation of Rights under Title 42 U.S.C. Section 1983

Section 1983 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code is part of the Civil Rights Act of 1871. This important law allows citizens to sue persons who, under color of federal, state or local law, deprive them of their constitutional rights. This law was originally passed to battle racial violence in Southern states at the end of the Civil War. Today, legal precedents have established Section 1983 as a means for enforcing the constiutional rights of all victims of police brutality.

Our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases under Section 1983, including:

  • Excessive force by police officers during arrests and in central booking facilities
  • Failure to protect inmates from attacks/deliberate indifference/jail injuries
  • Wrongful death, including jail suicide and police shootings
  • Discrimination in a city workplace based on sexual orientation
  • Excessive force by corrections officers
  • Prison rape by a corrections officer
  • Unlawful strip search
  • Racial profiling
  • Sexual abuse and/or harassment by police and correction officers
  • False arrest
  • Malicious prosecution

Many of these cases have been handled in the federal courts covering the boroughs of New York City, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

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We’ve concentrated our practice in this area of the law and can provide you with a top civil rights attorney who will give you the kind of professional representation you need. Our firm won’t stand for injustice, and our track record of success proves it. Please get in touch with our offices today for these services, including that for Police Misconduct, Corrections Misconduct, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury by contacting us.