Baltimore Premier Police Brutality and Wrongful Arrest Firm

The Law Offices of Kim Parker P.A., litigates wrongful arrest and injuries as a result of police brutality in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
By: Law Offices of Kim Parker, P.A.
BALTIMORE - Dec. 8, 2015 - PRLog -- Police are allowed to use reasonable physical force to apprehend and subdue a suspect. We get involved when officers use violence to punish, intimidate, coerce confessions or intentionally inflict pain. With cases such as Freddie Gray, Travon Martin and Venus Green, it is important that you contact our firm immediately when your rights have been violated. Our office obtained a $95,000.00 settlement from the Baltimore Police Department, for the assault and battery of Mrs. Venus Green, a 90 year old, retired professor from Baltimore. Unfortunately, after receiving her settlement, Mrs. Green passed away at the age of 91.

When The Police Go Too Far

Ms. Parker and her team have secured numerous  settlements for victims of excessive force or police brutality. Our attorneys know the questions to ask regarding any use of force:

Police batons — Did the officers follow procedure (e.g., no blows to the head)? Did they stop once the person was disabled and subdued? Did they break bones?
Tasers — The powerful electrical charge in stun guns can change heart rhythm and cause heart attacks. Was the Taser used because the person was merely verbally combative, or did the person pose an actual threat? How many times was the person shocked? Was it used after cuffs were on?
Pepper spray (OC spray) — Why was the person sprayed? Was it intentionally sprayed into the mouth or nose at close range? Did officers let up when the citizen was in obvious respiratory distress?
Handcuffs — We have handled cases of handcuffed suspects suffering severe facial injuries when thrown to the ground or against a wall.
Choke holds/kicks/takedowns — Some departments forbid certain tactics, and some officers take things too far. Was the technique legal? Was it necessary or gratuitous?
Crowd control — We are presently representing a client who suffered severe injuries as a resul of the Baltimore Police department failure  to adequately  secure a crowd after a Ravens football game.

We examine whether an objective and reasonable officer in the same circumstances would have acted in the same way, whether the officer(s) followed departmental procedure and whether the suspect was even resisting arrest. Kim Parker has handled police misconduct cases since opening her own practice in 2000. She is committed to securing monetary damages for victims of excessive force and holding police to a high standard for when and how force is applied.

Why does police misconduct happen?

Police abuse and police corruption is caused by a variety of factors.  Sometimes it's caused by poor training or pressure to get convictions.  Other times it's caused by sloppiness or bad judgment. Misconduct can result from the "code of silence" that permeates police departments across the country.  This is a "protect their own" culture that can lead to retaliation against whistleblowers.  The problem was dramatically brought to light by Al Pacino as corruption-fighting former New York City cop Frank Serpico in the noted film Serpico.In the worst cases, police abuse boils down to racism, cruelty and meanness.

Police abuse inflicts lasting trauma on victims and their families.  Broken bones and bruises heal, but feelings of fear, humiliation and distrust of government resulting from bad police encounters continue.

Contact Kim today to discuss your options. 410-234-2621

Kim Parker, Esquire
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