Law Enforcement Liability Defense
Leone & Alberts is experienced in law enforcement liability defense. We regularly represent police agencies in cases involving allegations of wrongful death, death in custody, officer involved shootings, excessive force, the application of tasers, impact weapons, crowd control, denial of medical care and sexual assaults.
Recently, we obtained a defense verdict in the Northern District of California in a case alleging use of excessive force and challenging the use of impact weapons and crowd control measures during a riot at a public facility. We also recently assisted a law enforcement agency in dealing with a tragic “suicide by cop” case, intervening well before litigation and working successfully with the department in the difficult task of persuading the family not to file a lawsuit.