When an officer violates the civil rights of a person he or she is sworn to protect, it isn't just an abuse of power. It’s an abuse of trust.
New York, New York (PRWEB) October 13, 2011
A New York City police officer was arrested and charged with civil rights violations, the New York Post reported. The officer, Admir Kacamakovic, allegedly assaulted a man with pepper spray at a bar owned by the officer's cousin.
“New York civil rights violation lawyers will aggressively prosecute officers who unjustifiably use force. Police officers are sworn to uphold the law and such conduct will not be tolerated,” said New York civil rights violation lawyer, David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s civil rights violation law firms.
New York civil rights violation lawyers understand Kacamakovic was on duty and wearing his official NYPD uniform when he handcuffed and illegally detained the man.
Kacamakovic also assaulted a second person with pepper spray during the dispute which apparently started over a parking spot outside the bar, said the New York Post.
Later, Kacamakovic allegedly used an FBI database to search for information on one of the victims, reported The New York Times.
Kacamakovic is being charged with a violation of civil rights in New York and faces a maximum sentence of 17 years in prison, reported the New York Post.
“When an officer violates the civil rights of a person he or she is sworn to protect, it isn't just an abuse of power. It’s an abuse of trust,” said Perecman, a New York civil rights violation lawyer with over 30 years of experience helping victims of civil rights violations in New York, including victims of false arrest and New York police brutality.
If a person suspects that he or she has been a victim of a civil rights violation, he or she should contact an experienced New York civil rights violation lawyer. The expert civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm handle all types of civil rights violation complaints.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of civil rights violation cases including police brutality, false arrest and race discrimination. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more
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