The Law Offices of David Drexler specializes in cases of wrongful police shootings. In the year 2012 alone, our law office signed up four cases involving wrongful shootings by officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and deputies of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
This speaks to increased number of these tragedies, being regularly reported by the nightly news and newspapers, which violate the public’s trust in law enforcement. Wrongful police shootings always cause emotional trauma that impacts the victims and their loved ones. Wrongful shootings often cause permanent serious injury and death.
If you or a loved one falls victim, a police-shooting attorney should be called immediately. Due to legal statutes, you have an exceptionally short time to file a complaint, which could be as short as six months with limited exceptions.
No individual is above the law, not the least those men and women who are tasked with enforcing the law in order to provide public safety. If you or a loved one is wrongfully shot and wounded by a State Trooper, a County Sheriff’s Deputy or City Police Officer, you need a police shooting attorney to represent you in trial and to assure that you win proper, fair and just compensation for your injuries or the loss of a loved one.
The law is clear in defining under what circumstances a law enforcement officer – or a private citizen, for that matter – can use deadly force. When we accept a case, our independent investigators and crime scene experts look at the shooting in order to determine whether it was justifiable or an excessive use of force so we can build a good case. They will interview witnesses, document the crime scene, protect potential witnesses from police intimidation and determine if a video of the incident exists.
Though a lawsuit against a law enforcement department may take years to resolve, it is still vital that you contact our office immediately so that we may begin our investigation early and build a strong case. We will vigorously represent you and your family at trial as well as advise you regarding your interactions with the press and the District Attorney’s office.