Police Brutality

More than ever, victims of police misconduct are taking a stand and seeking legal support. It is not uncommon for police officers to make mistakes, from minor misinterpretations of the law to racial discrimination. And you have the right to take legal action against a law enforcement agency if you believe you rights were violated.

In Ontario, police conduct is governed by the Criminal Code of Canada, Police Services Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It can include:

  • Abuse of probable cause during searches and seizures

  • False arrests and imprisonments where an individual is deprived of their liberty

  • Use of excessive force

  • Racial profiling

  • Selective enforcement practices where a police officer targets a specific demographic

  • Sexual harassment and abuse during an arrest and while an individual is detained

  • Off-duty misconduct where a police officer abuses their position for personal gain

  • The killing of dogs unjustly

  • Knowingly violating departmental procedures

  • Preventing an individual from recording on public property

There are many forms of police misconduct. We’re here to help, however you’ve been harmed.

There are many forms of police misconduct. We’re here to help, however you’ve been harmed.

If you are the victim of police misconduct, it is important to document everything surrounding the events in order to prove your case. Documentation can detail specific times, locations, the context of the situation, and any police officers and witnesses involved. If you were unable to get an officer’s badge number or plate numbers, the approximate time and location is enough to identify the officer in question.

Hartman Law encourages you to contact our civil rights attorneys for police misconduct. We can explain your legal options and help you determine if you have a case. We will work with you to identify what laws were violated, what legal options are available to you, and the necessary course of action to pursue them.

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