Injuries from Police Dogs
K-9 units are an invaluable tool for law enforcement. But police dogs are also dangerous to the public because (a) as animals they can be unpredictable or difficult to control once unleashed, and (b) they can be trained and ordered to inflict harm.
Bitten or Injured by a Police Dog?
Contact the Law Offices of Figeroux & Associates today at 1-855-768-8845. Our lawyers handle police misconduct cases, including the improper use of police dogs, throughout New York.
Lawsuits Involving Police Dogs
Figeroux & Associates will get the verdict you deserve in dog bite lawsuits against New York City police departments. If you are a criminal suspect, an innocent bystander who suffered serious lacerations, scarring, nerve damage or emotional trauma from being chased and bitten by German shepherd police dogs, we will represent you.
We work to show that the injuries should have been prevented or represented a violation of the constitutional right against excessive force. Some examples:
-The dog could not be stopped, ignoring the handler’s commands to quit biting.
-The officer failed to call off the dog, or did not call it off immediately.
-The dog escaped its handler and attacked an innocent person.
-The officer sicced the dog on the wrong (innocent) person.
-The officer deployed the dog against a suspect who posed no threat.
-The officer ordered the dog to bite in a punitive manner.
If you suffered serious injuries from a police dog attack, contact the Law Office of Figeroux & Associates for an evaluation of your possible lawsuit.
New York, Civil Rights Attorneys
The NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices raise serious concerns over racial profiling, illegal stops and privacy rights. The Department’s own reports on its stop-and-frisk activity confirm what many people in communities of color across the city have long known: The police are stopping hundreds of thousands of law abiding New Yorkers every year, and the vast majority are black and Latino.
If you wish to file a claim against New York City for your Civil Rights violation, call our hotline at 1-855-768-8845.
Figeroux & Associates has achieved justice for victims of police misconduct, employment discrimination and other civil rights violations. Figeroux & Associate has also established a respected law practice also handles serious personal injury and wrongful death claims, criminal defense and child dependency claims.
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