Ever since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb
of Ferguson (Missouri) last year, a national debate was ignited, exposing
the federal government’s failure to properly track the use of deadly
force by police. Using news reports and other public sources, the Washington
Post had determined that 990 people were fatally shot by police in 2015.
According to their data, 24 people have been killed by police, with three
of those shootings involving a toy weapon or no weapons at all in Illinois.
So far, 107 people have been shot dead by police this year.
Police officers have an ethical obligation to enforce the law and protect
citizens. They work an arduous, dangerous profession under extremely stressful
conditions. However, when law enforcement officials abuse their power
and behave or act in a manner which violates or endangers an individual’s
rights and life, we’re all in danger.
Our Chicago criminal defense attorney understands we place a great amount
of trust in the police. However, any betrayal of that trust should not
go unrecognized. At the
Law Office of Steven Fine, we are committed to protecting victims involved in police shootings.
Whether you’re in the middle of being arrested or caught in the
crossfire, we’re here to protect you and expose the misconduct of
people who are supposed to protect us.
For more information,
contact us to schedule your free initial consultation today.