Law Offices of John T. Bell 151 Callan Avenue, Suite 102, San Leandro, CA 94577 510-895-4077 Call us 510-895-4044
Police officers are supposed to protect us, but sometimes we need protection from them. Police officers plant evidence, beat up innocent people, falsify police reports and lie while testifying on the witness stand.
If you have been victimized by law enforcement, there are two areas of the law that are designed to protect you. Section 1983 of the Unites States Code allows victims to sue people (law enforcement) who harm them while acting under the color or state law. State tort law allows victims to sue people who cause harm to them. Common state law claims are assault, battery, false imprisonment, false arrest and negligence. Under state law, an injured party has a very short time frame to file a lawsuit for violations of state tort law. The injured party must present a tort claim to the state entity it wishes to sue before the injured party can file a lawsuit alleging a violation of state tort law.
California has a very short time window to file a tort claim. Please do not risk losing your right to fair compensation and justice. Please contact the Law Offices of John T. Bell at 510-444-4638 to discuss your case.
If you have been a victim of police abuse, please contact the Law Offices of John T. Bell immediately.