Civil Rights Litigation
The Civil Rights Act can be invoked whenever a state or local government official violates a federally guaranteed right. The most common use today is to redress violations of the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable search and seizure. Such lawsuits concern false arrest and police brutality.
Coxwell and Associates have represented numerous individuals in civil rights lawsuits. We have helped people who have been seriously injured by police brutality. On one specific occasion, we obtained a $2.1 million verdict against a police department after officers suffocated a young man during his arrest. This particular case was tried before a jury and affirmed on appeal by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
On another occasion, we obtained a settlement after the police broke the arm of a juvenile during his arrest. We have also handled cases where innocent by-stander citizens have been seriously injured or killed during high speed police chases. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed due to the actions of a police officer or other state agent anywhere in Mississippi, or if your civil rights have been infringed upon in any way, our civil rights lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Please contact the civil rights lawyers at Coxwell and Associates, PLLC today to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in Jackson, Mississippi.