Police misconduct: A California settlement brings to light a national problem
On August 15, 2005, an inmate in a California jail was beaten to death by jail detention deputies. The attorneys for the family of the inmate said that the settlement sends a strong message to law enforcement that the beating of a completely defenseless inmate will not be tolerated.
Illinois residents are all too familiar with this tragic story. Thousands of complaints each year are made against police officers from Chicago to Champaign. However, few of these complaints ever result in disciplinary action against the law enforcement official.
At the Law Offices of Richard L. Pullano, we believe that it is our responsibility, as officers of the court, to ensure that rogue law enforcement officials are brought to justice. There are thousands of police officers throughout the country who wear their badge with honor and courageously help people in need. There are a select few officers, however, who tarnish the image other officers work so hard to attain.