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Toni Jaramilla, interviewing Dr. Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter- LA on how employment law attorneys can support #BLM and the fight against racial injustice. CELA Conference, 2020

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Were Your Civil Rights Violated?

Excessive Force • Wrongful Death • False Arrest • Discrimination

We have not yet achieved the social justice struggled for during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 60’s. Americans of color still do not have equal rights under the law. Decades later, the fight against prejudice and violence continues to this day. Police brutality continues unchecked and goes unpunished. Technology, through individual cellphones, surveillance video and body cameras, has forced police departments to adjust their practices to public opinion, as people stand up for their rights. Citizens with smartphones capture the brutality live, such as George Floyd’s murder in 2020 at the hands of a Minnesota police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he begged for life.

Police abuse of power is still occurring on a daily basis. As laws and police practices change to hold law enforcement accountable, the struggle needs attorneys like Toni Jaramilla to hold officers and departments accountable.

If you were injured by excessive force or your loved one was killed by law enforcement, we will fight for you in the pursuit of justice. Our law firm handles civil rights lawsuits in Los Angeles and throughout California.

Strong Representation For Civil Rights Violations

Toni Jaramilla is an outspoken civil rights activist and a fierce legal advocate for victims of police abuse, excessive force and other law enforcement misconduct. For years, even as a student activist at UCLA, she has been part of the movement for civil rights and joined in the protests and uprisings against police brutality.  She has publicly renounced the unwarranted use of force by police against peaceful protestors. In 2020, Ms. Jaramilla, along with a select few civil rights leaders in the community, were invited to meet with Los Angeles Chief of Police Michel Moore and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva in response to the community demands for law enforcement transparency and accountability.

Our legal team invites you to explore your legal remedies, including a civil rights lawsuit, if you or a loved one has been victimized by any of the following:

  • Police brutality – Excessive force or unnecessary force, such as batons, kicking, tasers, rubber bullets, police dogs, pepper spray at close range, or beating a handcuffed suspect
  • Wrongful death – Unreasonable use of deadly force, from shootings of unarmed people to lethal choke holds and other unauthorized tactics by police officers
  • False arrest – Wrongful detainment or false and bogus charges such as “resisting arrest,” often used to cover up police misconduct
  • Malicious prosecution – Abuse of process, including trumped-up charges or retaliation against citizens who file civil rights complaints
  • Police discrimination – Traffic stops, warrantless searches and other harassment based on racial or ethnic profiling
  • Other civil rights violations – Illegal discrimination by employers, public agencies, school districts, landlords or businesses

Helping You Fight For Justice And Accountability

You have rights, and your story deserves to be told. We pursue legal action for police brutality and other civil rights abuses under state and federal laws, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the California Bane Act, and federal Section 1983 claims.  Contact us immediately, so that we can protect your rights by timely filing a notice of claim with the responsible government entity.

Our lawyers know how to correctly apply the law and document your mistreatment to present the strongest possible case. You may be entitled to compensation for your physical pain and emotional suffering, medical bills and lost wages. Civil rights litigation can also force police departments to terminate bad cops or correct their training and use-of-force policies to prevent future tragedies.

Find Out If You Have A Civil Rights Case

We invite you to contact our L.A. law office to discuss what happened to you or your family member. Call Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation, at 310-551-3020 or contact us online, and we will respond promptly.