The police have broad powers to carry out their duties. However, they are not permitted to violate your civil rights. Apartment raids are often conducted in connection with searches for alleged narcotics, paraphernalia, or weapons. Sometimes they are conducted without probable cause, for a retaliatory purpose, involve improper strip searches, or are conducted in an unduly destructive or violent manner. At Phillips & Associates, our experienced civil rights lawyers can represent you after an improper New York City raid.Improper Apartment Raids
Unlawful apartment raids and searches by the police can constitute 4th Amendment violations. Causes of action that may also be appropriate in an apartment raid case can include assault and battery, excessive force, false arrest, and malicious prosecution. In addition to compensatory damages, you may be able to recover punitive damages for civil rights violations.Seek Legal Guidance in New York City after an Incident of Police Misconduct
It is important to have a knowledgeable civil rights attorney on your side when you have been subjected to police misconduct in New York City. At Phillips & Associates, we offer experienced representation to individuals whose rights have been infringed in all five boroughs, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Call us at (212) 248-7431 or contact us through our online form.