Police Abuse

Police Abuse Attorney

Lawyer in Portland, Oregon


What is police Abuse?
Police abuse, a.k.a. cop abuse generally refers to excessive use of force by the police or any other form of police misconduct.

How widespread is police brutality?
Widespread police brutality exists in many countries, even countries like the United States where criminal and civil remedies exist. Police brutality is just one form of police misconduct. According to People’s Police Report, January 2006, the top 25 lawsuits between 1993 and 2005 settled for $3,581,007.30.

This website keeps track of some Portland Police Misconduct cases:
Portland Copwatch

Does Oregon have a cause of action called police abuse?
Oregon does not have a legal cause of action called “police abuse” per se. Usually there is a legal cause of action for Excessive use of force under Oregon law and Federal law.

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