Police Misconduct Claims

Kathleen M. Sweeney - Indianapolis Police Brutality Attorney

Police Misconduct ClaimsIndiana civil rights attorney Kathleen Sweeney represents clients in civil litigation for claims of misconduct by law enforcement officials. If you believe that you have been victimized by a police officer's excessive force or by a sheriff's deputy's false arrest, contact Indianapolis police misconduct lawyer Kathleen Sweeney for a preliminary case evaluation.

Although most cases will be filed in federal court on Section 1983 civil rights claims, Kathleen Sweeney will also pursue claims against local, state, or federal officials on state-law tort theories as well, including defamation, false arrest, or intentional infliction of emotional distress. Situations that might support a claim for law enforcement misconduct include:

  • Police brutality or the use of excessive force during arrest
  • Racial profiling, or "driving while black" - or Hispanic
  • Unreasonable search and seizure
  • Injuries or death suffered in a high-speed chase
  • Warrantless search
  • Intentional destruction of evidence
  • False arrest or malicious prosecution

Defendants in a police brutality lawsuit could include city police, rural sheriff's departments, federal agents of the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, or Transportation Security Administration, or even an off-duty policeman providing private security at a bar or a sporting event.

Before opening her own practice in 1998, Indianapolis civil rights lawyer Kathleen Sweeney worked for both the United States Attorney's Office and the Marion County Prosecutor's Office. She is thoroughly familiar with the law protecting the public from abuse at the hands of police officers, and her twenty years of trial experience helps her get the most out of her clients' claims. For further information about Kathleen Sweeney's ability to help you with a police misconduct claim, contact her office in Indianapolis.

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Indianapolis employment lawyer Kathleen M. Sweeney represents clients with claims for sexual harassment, race discrimination, qui tam claims, and police abuse. Indiana criminal law attorney Kathleen Sweeney defends clients statewide charged with fraud, homicide, rape, drug offenses, among others in Marion County, Hamilton County, Hendricks County, Johnson County, Lake County, St. Joseph's County, Gary, Elkhart, Terre Haute, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Bloomington, Evansville, Plainfield, Crown Point, Westfield, Carmel, Fishers, Greenwood, Avon, and Danville IN.

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Sweeney Law Group, LLC

141 E. Washington
Suite 225
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Telephone: 317.491.1050
Fax: 317.491.1043
Toll Free: 866.990.1050

contact: info@sweeneyslaw.com