Heshmati & Associates Law Offices (H.A.L.O.) is a Las Vegas law firm that represents victims of police brutality, jail and prison neglect, police misconduct, and excessive force in Nevada.
If you think you have fallen victim to police brutality and planning to file a lawsuit, contact an attorney at Heshmati & Associates at 702-432-1000 right away to discuss your case.
We take all police brutality cases on a contingency basis, which means to you - you only pay if we collect the settlement for you.
The statute of limitations for police brutality claims in Nevada is generally limited to two (2) years.
Every time a victim steps forward about their experience the community and the METRO police department move closer to forcing a change. Lawsuits by victims have helped to stop police brutality in a number of other cities including, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. Our police force in Las Vegas, Nevada can also change.
At Heshamti and Associates Law Offices in Las Vegas, Nevada we believe that the time to change Las Vegas METRO is now.
Learn what legal options are available for you. After all, knowledge is power.
When the police cross the line between adequate force and excessive force - their victims often pay the price.
The public’s only safeguard against excessive force by police is enforcing proper training and hiring procedures. When the police department fails to uphold these safeguards excessive force by the police can become widespread.
The number of excessive force complaints is disproportionately high in Las Vegas. Cities like New York and Los Angles have far lower complaints for their population than Las Vegas, Nevada. In fact, the number of excessive force claims in Las Vegas is so high that the Federal Justice Department has investigated METRO’s hiring and training procedures.
Excessive force can include:
Deadly force is the worst outcome of any police incident. When deadly force is used unlawfully or without good cause the victims’ families are destroyed and their community are left torn.
The unnecessary deadly force in Las Vegas can be stopped. When the victim’s family decides to fight for justice, the METRO police department is forced to answer for what happened. The Las Vegas METRO police have many options besides resorting deadly force. In other jurisdictions, de-escalation training prevents many deadly force incidents. However, this training is lacking in Las Vegas. The knee-jerk reaction by some METRO officers to use deadly force as a first result will only change, when METRO starts facing million dollar lawsuits for their actions.
Whenever the police abuse their power against you they have committed police misconduct. Whether it’s sexual innuendos or unnecessary force, anyone can be a victim of police misconduct. And the damage can last a lifetime.
There are a number of reasons for police misconduct, but ultimately, the police officer should always be held responsible.
Victims of police misconduct are often entitled to monetary compensation for their physical and emotional injuries. This includes:
No person deserves to be neglected or abused when they are in prison or in Clark County Detention Center. The government has an obligation to make sure a prisoner is safe. This legal obligation also covers adequate healthcare and suicide watch. When the government fails to uphold its obligation - the government is responsible.
Typically, if the government knew of a dangerous medical condition or unsafe environment, if the government failed to act and, as a result, serious injury or harm occurred, then you maybe eligible for monetary compensation.
If you, you friend or a family member has fallen victim to police brutality in Las Vegas, Nevada, you already know of the traumatizing affect police brutality can have.
The Law Offices of Heshmati & Associates has the expertise and resources to access tough, complex civil cases.
If you feel you are ready to take the next step, call the office of Heshmati & Associates at 702-432-1000 and ask to speak with a police brutality attorney. The initial consultation is free.
Heshmati & Associates represent clients in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Summerlin South, Boulder City, Laughlin, Mesquite, Clark County and throughout the surrounding areas of Nevada.