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How, Why, & When to Sue the Police

By David Bulitt

Joseph, Greenwald and Laake has been representing clients in suburban Maryland and the District of Columbia for almost 50 years. With offices in Greenbelt and Rockville, Maryland, we have lawyers who focus their practices in diverse areas of the law, including employment and whistleblower actions, family law, estates and trusts, civil rights, business planning and commercial litigation, personal injury, medical and professional negligence.

In this episode, Tim Maloney & Nick Bernard answer the following questions: 

  1. What laws allow individuals to sue the police for wrongdoing?
  2. What sorts of wrongdoing by police is actionable?
  3. How do these laws vary from state to state, and how is Maryland different from other states?
  4. What are the differences between a private lawsuit against a police officer, and a criminal trial of a police officer?
  5. What is the process like for the person suing? What are some of the upsides and downsides?
  6. What is injunctive relief, and how can a civil suit be used to change police departments that have problematic policies or practices?

JGL LAW FOR YOU brings you up close and personal with our lawyers who will be discussing how to navigate the many legal processes,  developments in the law, other current events and how they may affect you.

About The Author

David Bulitt

“This is a tough business. I treat clients like I would want to be treated by listening, understanding, educating and advising.”

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