Police abuse remains one of the most serious and divisive human rights violations in the United States today! The horrific images of Rodney King being beat by the LAPD is one of the most blatant reminders of police brutality against innocent victims. The excessive use of force by police officers,…. including unjustified shootings, severe beatings, ……and fatal chokings, persists….
Because overwhelming barriers to accountability make it possible for officers who commit human rights violations to escape due punishment ….and often to repeat their offenses.
Police and public officials greet each new report of brutality with denials …..or explain that the act was just an aberration, while the administrative and criminal systems that should deter these abuses by holding officers accountable instead… virtually guarantee them impunity
This Special INSIDER EXCLUSIVE investigation discovered….. that police brutality is persistent and rampant across America….AND that systems to deal with abuse have FAILED….And that Victims seeking redress…. face daunting obstacles at every point in the process…. ranging from overt intimidation…. to the reluctance of local and federal prosecutors to take on brutality cases.…… of officers who have committed these human rights violations.
Despite claims to the contrary…. from city officials where abuses have become scandals in the media….. efforts to make meaningful reforms have fallen short.
The barriers to accountability are remarkably similar from city to city. Shortcomings in recruitment, training, and management are common to all……
So is the fact that Officers who repeatedly commit human rights violations tend to be a small minority…. who taint entire police departments, but are protected routinely……by the silence of their fellow officers ……and by flawed systems of reporting, oversight, and accountability.
In this Insider Exclusive, “Justice in America”, Network TV Special, our news team visits with Brian Dunn, Managing Partner, and Megan Gyongyos, Senior Trial Attorney, at the Cochran Firm in Los Angeles, Calif to examine how Brian and Megan successfully represented the family of 19-year-old Asa Dolak, who was shot and killed by police officers of the Torrance, California, Police Department at approximately 1:20 p.m. on December 26, 2013
As Brian has often said: “the problem of Police Brutality is much more widespread than most Americans are willing to admit. Our nation practices…… a selective blindness……In this great and strong nation, we have all become unwitting accomplices to the continuation of the conflict”.
Over his 23-year career, Brian has resolved over 200 cases in state and federal court, and the majority of these cases involved police shootings that all too often lead to the death of the victim.
No other attorney has better expertise in handling matters of police shootings, and no other attorney is better equipped to help a jury understand the responsibilities of police officers, departments, and the law, as it relates to a police officer’s use of deadly force. Show http://briandunnlaw.com/
Having spent his entire career with The Cochran Firm, he has handled many of the Firm’s highest profile police misconduct cases, including those involving Geronimo Pratt, Reginald Denny, Devin Brown, Tyisha Miller.
Brian understands that Police brutality is one of the most serious, enduring, and divisive human rights violations in the United States. The problem is not just in Los Angeles…BUT nationwide….AND its nature is institutionalized. And because of that, He is driven to fight for people who had been harmed by the willful or negligent actions of others.
Brian Dunn and Megan Gyongyos, can be reached at the Cochran Law Firm, http://cochranfirmlaw.com/ or 323-435-8205.