Police came to 70 year old Barbara Pinkney’s home looking for her grandson. When she refused to let them in without a search warrant, they forced their way in and tased her three times. This video is an example of what is occurring everyday in our communities–police officers breaking the law and using excessive force against citizens when they protest.
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits police officers from entering a citizen’s home without consent, probable cause, or a search warrant. Officers often come to a citizen’s home with overwhelming police presence and people often feel as if they have no choice but to agree to let them in. Just because they want to enter does not mean that you have to let them. You have the right to say no if they ask to enter and search your home and they don’t have a warrant. However, many times the police disregard the lack of consent and enter anyway. Entries into a citizen’s home without a warrant, probable cause, or consent is a violation of the law. Countless police misconduct lawsuits are filed every year by civil rights and police misconduct attorneys against police officers who feel the law does not apply to them and abuse their authority by making unlawful entries into citizens’ homes.
The Law Office of Julian Johnson is currently representing a woman in a similar case where she refused to let Chicago Police officers unlawfully enter and search an event where she and loved ones gathered to mourn the death of a friend. My client committed no crimes and did nothing wrong, yet excessive force was used on her and she was falsely arrested.
It’s our duty to stand up and fight injustice. If you’ve been the victim of police misconduct, you need an experienced Chicago police misconduct attorney. Get justice today. Call attorney Julian Johnson at 312-487-1711 or send a message by clicking here.
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