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Protecting victims of police misconduct

It seems as if every day we are hearing about another case of a police officer or entire department taking illegal action against the citizens they are sworn to protect and serve. If you are a victim, our experienced litigators at The Chandra Law Firm LLC can help you take action to protect your rights.

At our boutique litigation firm in Cleveland, Ohio, our lawyers combine a broad base of experience in all types of high-stakes civil-rights and constitutional-law litigation, including police brutality. Our attorneys have taken on powerful city governments and police brass and obtained results for our clients, sometimes to the tune of six- or seven-figure settlements and judgments.


Uncovering the facts of your case

While Ferguson, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice brought more visibility to questionable police tactics, many city leaders do not appear ready to crack down on police brutality. We are committed to fighting all types of police misconduct, including behavior like the following:

  • Using excessive force, including with a weapon such as a gun, Taser, pepper spray, or club, or administering beatings, when not necessary
  • Selectively enforcing the law, such as only ticketing black drivers while not ticketing white drivers for the same offenses
  • Conducting illegal searches and seizures without search warrants
  • Conducting illegal surveillance, including wiretaps
  • Using abusive language or threatening people with arrest even when they are not breaking the law

As a litigator in Los Angeles and in his former role as law director for the city of Cleveland, founding attorney Subodh Chandra is deeply experienced with police-misconduct cases. Chandra negotiated the 2004 agreement regarding police use of force between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice. In conducting internal investigations, he developed a deep understanding of police procedures, and he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in these cases. Early in his career, Chandra represented the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills in high-profile police-misconduct litigation.

In private practice years later, Chandra helped negotiate the largest police-misconduct settlement in Cleveland history over the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. National and local media call upon Chandra regularly to comment on issues concerning police misconduct and integrity.

Taking action against the police for brutality or misconduct can be a scary experience. You may be worried about retaliation or intimidation. Our lawyers will dedicate the time necessary to protecting you and building a strong case that seeks fair compensation for having your rights violated.


Contact The Chandra Law Firm LLC if you have concerns about serious police misconduct

If a police officer or department has violated the public's trust and endangered your safety and legal rights, call us in Cleveland at 216-578-1700 to learn how we may be able to help.

Making the right choice in legal representation can make the difference in whether you achieve a result that protects your legal rights and best interests.

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