If someone is arrested, most people would expect police to act in a professional manner. However, sometimes police lose control of their tempers and use excessive force. This is exactly what happened last fall when a woman was arrested. The police officer involved in the arrest was fired earlier this month from the Milwaukee Police Department for using excessive force. The woman involved was put in a squad car and taken to the police station as would be expected in an arrest.
According to reports, after pulling up to the police station, the woman complained of pain in her leg and was forcefully removed from the vehicle. The officer struck the woman in the face and then dragged her out of the car onto the floor of the garage, pulling on her hair. He then hit her in the stomach with his knee. Police brutality violates the rights of an accused person, and using excessive force may cause injury to a person.
This type of force could have seriously injured the person. If someone feels their rights have been violated or they were treated improperly by police, they might want to speak with a criminal defense attorney. Not only can a criminal defense attorney help a person understand their rights but they can help make sure you are respected throughout the legal process.
If authorities abuse their power in your case, it may influence the outcome. Excessive force is used in a case it might be important to ask for an investigation.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee police officer fired after using excessive force, chief says," Jesse Garza, May 8, 2012