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Kelcey Perry was shocked when an Arlington police officer rushed at her and slammed her to the ground in a chaotic incident the Dallas area. The injured teen says that she is going to take legal action against the officer, while investigators try to figure out why he did what he did. According to Kelcey, she suffered unjust injuries because of the police officer’s violent actions. Kelcey’s attorney has chosen to file a pre0suit, which entails a long questioning period. At this point, the plaintiff has not chosen to file a formal lawsuit, but instead wants to get to the roots of why the attack took place.
Kelcey was at an end of school party in May at the 10 10 Collins banquet hall. She says that the police arrived, and she was slammed on the ground violently, as is captured by a witnesses’ cell phone. She says that the police officer did not say anything to her, but instead grabbed her and threw her down onto the hard pavement. She says that the man then proceeded to pepper spray her in the face and reprimand her for fighting with her friends. She left the scene with bruises and cuts, which she photographed so that her attorney would have evidence of the attack.
Kelcey’s attorney has released a statement alleging that the police officer body slammed Kelcey without any remorse or reason. The plaintiff also wants to go after the officers who watched the entire attack take place without any desire to intervene. The video shot of Perry’s attack went viral right after the incident, and she became an instant YouTube celebrity. She says that she never wanted the attention an only wants her life back. A hearing is set for September. If you have been injured by a police officer for an unjust cause, then you may be able to form a lawsuit as well. Talk to lawyer at Zinda Law Group for more information about a police brutality injury in the Dallas area.
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A much-publicized case draws to an end this month in California.
The case involved a 36-year-old man that was beaten to death by several police officers. The incident, which happened over 11 years ago, is finally seeing its day in court. According to the prosecution, the man was beaten by police during a drug raid on March 23, 2000, causing him to break several ribs and other injuries. He died shortly after of pneumonia caused by the injuries sustained during that beating.
Even though there was no mention of physical force being used against the man at that time, the family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city in 2009. After hearing the evidence against the city's officers, the City Council voted last week to the settlement proposed by the victim's family. Of this evidence was the fact that the police officers who were involved in the beating had met before being interviewed by Internal Affairs to synchronize their stories.
If you have been a victim of police brutality, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. To learn more, contact a Dallas injury lawyer from our firm now. With help from our Dallas personal injury lawyers, you can seek justice for the maltreatment you endured.