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 Megyn successfully represented the family of Tyler Woods, who was shot and killed by Corporal John Fagan and Officer Daniel Martinez, of the Long Beach Police Department during the early morning hours of November 19, 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”.
Brian and Megyn have earned the highest respect from citizens and lawyers alike…. as some of the best Civil Rights Trial lawyers in Los Angeles and California. They have seen many innocent & hard-working people become victims of the Police Brutality.
They understand 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 they are 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.