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 or 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.
Today, the ‘Justice in America’ TV Series examines this epidemic. In this new exclusive Network TV Special, “Justice in America – Sahleem Tindle’s Story” our news team sits down with well-known Civil Rights trial lawyers, John Burris, and Ben Nisenbaum, Partners at Burris Nisenbaum Curry & Lacy who represent Shaleem’s family.
On January 3, 2018, at approximately 4:20 p.m. BART Officer Joseph Mateu shot and killed Sahleem Tindle, a 28-year-old African-American, father of two children. The interaction was captured on the BART Officer’s body-worn-camera (BWC).
The video clearly shows the jury, that Shaleem raised one arm and was trying to surrender when shot. The jury awarded the family a $7.2 Million dollar verdict.
To contact John or Ben, please visit Burris Nisenbaum Curry & Lacy https://bncllaw.com/ or call 510 839 5200