Building an Excessive Force Case
In order to win an excessive force case, you must carefully collect and preserve all relevant evidence of the encounter. The exact definition of excessive force is rather vague, so it is up to you and our civil rights lawyers to create a narrative that will convince the court you were the victim of excessive force. Here are some of the most important things to keep in mind when building your case:
A coherent story: It may be hard to remember minute details of the night you were beaten by police officers, especially if head trauma was a factor, but creating a consistent version of events will greatly aid in convincing a judge you are telling the truth.
Photographs or Video: Document as much as possible pertaining to the incident. Take pictures of your injuries and damaged clothing or other objects. Try to locate a witness who took a video of the use of force.