Types of Civil Rights Lawsuits in Michigan

There are many kinds of civil rights lawsuits in Michigan, such as police brutality or excessive force claims.  Other examples include lawsuits for malicious prosecution, false arrest, or false imprisonment.  If your loved one has had his civil rights violated by the government, and that violation resulted in physical harm or death, you may be able to file a civil rights lawsuit against the police officer who caused the harm.  We will aggressively litigate civil rights violations throughout Michigan for cases involving:

  • Police brutality
  • Excessive force
  • False arrest/wrongful imprisonment
  • Failure to prevent suicide
  • Sexual assault
  • Suffocation/asphyxia from excessive force

An Overview of Our Civil Rights Practice

Some of the civil rights cases we've handled include:

  • Prosecuting a Michigan Child Caring Institution for failing to prevent the foreseeable and tragic suicide of a 15 year old boy;
  • Filing a civil rights lawsuit against two police officers for malicious prosecution, abuse of process, falsification of evidence and other constitutional violations;
  • Prosecuting a Michigan Child Caring Institution for hiring an employee with a history of violence, who sexually assaulted several children.