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From the Ombudsman’s Office we have been working intensively on cases of police misconduct committed by members of the security forces working in the City of Buenos Aires, because although the local force is the “City Police”, federal forces such as the Argentine Federal Police, Argentine Naval Prefecture and National Gendarmerie perform specific functions in certain areas of the CABA. The purpose of our work is to clarify the reported conducts and to sanction misconduct, as well as to proactively contribute to the adoption of the pertinent actions to prevent them.
We remind you that this agency is only competent in the area of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Therefore, if the problem is in the Province of Buenos Aires, please contact the Ombudsman’s Office of the Province of Buenos Aires.
Sometimes, police misconduct is systemic. In one such case, former Chicago police commander Jon Burge was arrested on federal charges of obstruction of justice and perjury for allegedly lying about whether he and other officers under his command had engaged in the torture and physical abuse of suspects in police custody since the 1980s. On more than one occasion, Burge participated in the torture and physical abuse of persons in police custody to extract confessions. Burge was also aware that detectives he supervised engaged in the torture and physical abuse of persons in police custody. On one occasion, to coerce a confession, police officers placed a plastic bag over the suspect’s head until he lost consciousness. He was fired from the police department in 1993 and was subsequently convicted in federal court of perjury in connection with a civil lawsuit filed against the city.
Have your civil rights been violated? You may be a victim of police misconduct. This includes unlawful arrests and unjustified force in the form of police brutality and unfounded police shootings.
At Patino & Associates, we are here to help. Our police misconduct attorneys represent victims whose civil rights have been violated, and no firm has a higher success rate in pursuing justice for victims of police misconduct and civil rights violations.
As citizens, we rely on the local police force in cities and municipalities in Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and West Palm Beach counties to keep us safe and protect our constitutional rights. However, this is not always the case and excessive force is used by poorly trained, overburdened or understaffed members of a municipal police force. When practical and customary police policies and procedures are not followed, private citizens often become victims of police misconduct.Miami area police misconduct lawyer Ralph Patino has taken a stand against Florida municipalities and federal agencies in cases where police and law enforcement misconduct resulted in personal injury and wrongful death. If you or someone you know has been the victim of police brutality or police misconduct, contact the attorneys at Patino & Associates. We can help you with police abuse matters related to:
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The starting point is for you to remain calm when following all the steps to report police misconduct. Remaining calm will be your best ally in remembering as many details as possible. Here are the details:
You should describe, in your own words, everything that happened during your police misconduct case. From start to finish. If possible, feel free to quote both what you said during the assault and everything the police officer said. You should do so as accurately as possible.
Remember that when it comes to facing justice, you are not alone. If you were arrested because of a police misconduct situation, it is extremely important and necessary that you contact an attorney. Keep in mind that victims of police abuse are often forcibly prosecuted for the sake of gaining an advantage should the victim file a lawsuit.
Also, please be reminded that you have the right to pursue a civil suit against a police officer without having been arrested. In either case, it is wise to consult with an attorney to determine if your case has sufficient merit.