False arrest is the unlawful restraint of a person’s freedom of movement. Federal law classifies false arrests as a Fourth Amendment violation of citizens’ right to be free from unlawful seizures. Any unjustified use of authority by a police officer or other law enforcement agent may qualify as a false arrest.
Police officers are not the only licensed professionals who may be liable for false arrests. Security guards, nightclub and bar bouncers, and military officials can also unlawfully restrain a citizen, and thus also face civil liability for such misconduct.
Where a person has been falsely arrested or restrained by a law enforcement officer, legal action may be called for.
The Kulis Law Team will use our legal resources to build your case and discuss your options. We do extensive reviews of evidence, documents, files, and media including (but not limited to):
- Witness Statements
- Medical Reports
- Police Statements & Interviews
- Arrest Reports
- Accident Reports
- Video Recordings (e.g. body-worn camera and dash-cam footage)
- 911 Call Transcripts & Recordings