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    Did You Experience Police Brutality or the Use of Excessive Force? We’ll Help You Pursue the Compensation You Deserve.

    When someone faces brutality at the hands of a police officer, getting help can seem like an uphill battle. It may feel that nobody wants to listen to your concerns – the law enforcement officials, the public, or even your friends and family. But what you really need is the right lawyer to be on your side.

    Excessive force can be difficult to prove because it doesn’t have an easy, black letter legal definition. The police are often given wide latitude to use force in their work. Even the use of deadly force can be justifiable by the police in certain situations under state law.

    You may need to pursue a police brutality case regarding an illegal assault, abuse of power, or police misconduct as a miscarriage of justice. In many cases, it’s up to the police themselves to conduct an internal investigation to decide whether an officer made a bad judgment call or failed to follow the law.

    Whatever they decide, you still have the right to hire a personal injury attorney and make a claim against the police department for the harm you have suffered or if you think your civil rights violated. You may be able to recover compensation for your injuries plus emotional distress and other damages.

    At McCoy & Sparks, we have more than 60 years of experience representing Kentucky’s injured victims. We care about your plight and will fight to ensure you receive the justice you deserve under the law.


    McCoy & Sparks: In Your Town and On Your Team.

    • We’re located right here in Bardstown and represent people across Kentucky.
    • We have the experience to handle your excessive force/police brutality claim as well as many other types of cases.
    • We get results for our clients, including awards between $75,000 and $4.7 million.
    • We truly care about our clients, which you can see from our many satisfied testimonials on Facebook, Google Reviews, and other review sites.

    Suing the Police for Harassment, Police Brutality and More

    You can sue the police for a variety of acts that may have occurred, including harassment, false arrest, brutality/excessive force, discrimination, and infliction of emotional distress through recklessness or negligence. Talk to a police brutality attorney about what happened to you and which legal route to pursue.

    For example, you may have a case for emotional distress if the officer acted intentionally or recklessly in a way that damaged you emotionally. Perhaps they intentionally humiliated you in public or allowed you to be strip-searched in full view of other people.

    To make a false arrest claim, you will likely need to assert your Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable seizure. This can be difficult to do because the police have wide discretion to hold people for questioning before and after arrests.

    An excessive force/police brutality claim often hinges upon proving that you suffered injury or showing that a loved one suffered wrongful death at the hands of the police. These tragic cases require a high level of legal expertise to show that the situation didn’t call for the level of force the police used.

    How Does Having an Attorney Help With a Police Claim?

    When you have suffered police brutality or the excessive use of force, McCoy & Sparks can help you understand your rights and decide what to do next. We’ll assist you with accomplishing the many tasks that arise in these situations and serve as an intermediary between you and the police.

    We can help with things like:

    • Interacting with the police and other authorities
    • Reconstructing the incident
    • Identifying witnesses
    • Requesting documents and public records
    • Gathering your medical bills to see how much you owe
    • Locating experts who can comment on your case
    • Organizing your legal paperwork
    • Preparing for meetings and important dates
    • Settling your case with the police department or, if necessary, taking it to court

    We’ll also help ease your stress and feel relief that your case is being taken seriously. This includes organizing your medical bills and paperwork that may have built up due to the injuries you suffered. With proper compensation, you can finally begin to find some peace of mind.

    We may be able to help you seek compensation for:

    • Medical costs
    • Future medical bills related to your injuries
    • Services you may need, like therapy or in-home help
    • Emotional distress, including pain and suffering


    What Will I Get if I Win My Case?

    No outcome is guaranteed in your case, but at McCoy & Sparks, we have secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients  because of personal injuries. We have settled cases in the millions, and tried and won million dollar verdicts. You get the resources you need to recover from the trauma of your injuries and get your life back to normal.

    With your claim, you also get the satisfaction of holding the police responsible for your injuries and preventing someone else from being hurt in the future. These cases can be a wake-up call for the authorities and the community that something should be done about excessive force and police brutality.

    How to Request a Free Consultation With McCoy & Sparks

    After your interaction with the police, exercise your right to an attorney and contact McCoy & Sparks for a free and confidential consultation. We’ll ask questions about your situation and help you understand what to do next.

    Trust us with your case. We’ll work tirelessly to get you the result you deserve.

    We’re recognized as one of the area’s best law firms for over a decade and counting because McCoy & Sparks works to help people, representing thousands of clients in Central Kentucky with a focus on providing premium service and delivering superior results. Regardless of your situation, our goal is to develop a strategy that best serves your personal needs, drawing upon our skills to help you reach the best possible result.

    Here’s how it works: If you believe you have been a victim of police brutality, contact us and we will start by getting to know you and understanding the circumstances involved in your situation. Next, we will explain all your options, giving you the pros and cons of each choice so that you will be empowered to make informed decisions. Finally, we will help you negotiate a settlement or provide a strong case for you in court. You owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.


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