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Attorney Sally Roberts concentrates her practice in seeking justice for victims of police brutality.


In instances of improper treatment by law enforcement officials, it is easy to see why victims may hesitate to seek legal advice. Intimidation, fear of retaliation, or concerns of simply overreacting are commonplace in these situations.

That is why Attorney Roberts encourages all victims of false arrest, police misconduct, police brutality and undue force to seek a free, confidential consultation as soon as possible to determine whether she can help you in your search for justice.

Civil Action for Deprivation of Rights under Title 42 U.S.C. Section 1983

Section 1983 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code is part of the Civil Rights Act of 1871. This important law allows citizens to sue persons who, under color of federal, state or local law, deprive them of their constitutional rights. This law was originally passed to battle racial violence in Southern states at the end of the Civil War. Today, legal precedents have established Section 1983 as a means for enforcing the constitutional rights of all victims of police brutality.

• Excessive force by police officers during arrests and in central booking facilities
• Failure to protect inmates from attacks/deliberate indifference/jail injuries
• Wrongful death, including jail suicide and police shootings
• Discrimination in a city workplace based on sexual orientation
• Excessive force by corrections officers
• Prison rape by a corrections officer
• Unlawful strip search
• Racial profiling
• Sexual abuse and/or harassment by police and correction officers
• False arrest
• Malicious prosecution
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Articles & Publications


About the First Amendment
Anatomy of a Civil Rights Action
Assault & Battery
Cato To Track Bad Cops
Civil Rights Liability of a Municipality
Civil Rights Actions: What Can I Do if the Government Violates my Civil Rights?
Constitutional Duty to Preserve Evidence
Constitutional Restrictions on the Use of Deadly Force
Contempt of Cop - Flunking the Attitude Test
Difference between Assault & Battery
Discovery of Police Personnel Files

Do hang-up 911 calls provide sufficient exigency?

Duty to Disclose or Act upon Exculpatory Evidence
Duty to Provide Reasonable Medical Care to Jailee
Excessive Force under Section 1983
Failure of a Police Officer to Intervene
False Arrest & Malicious Prosecution
FAQ - Questions about Freedom of The Press
FAQ - Questions about Religious Liberty
FAQ - Questions about the Freedom of Assembly
FAQ - Questions about the Freedom to Petition
Federalism & Actions for Violation of the Connecticut Constitution
First Amendment timeline
Gratuitous force violates Section 1983
How do I report police misconduct?
Impoundment & Towing
Interview at Police Station
Jail Suicides
Mapp v. Ohio: The Exclusionary Rule
Negligence during Police Emergencies
Pointing a Gun, Excessive Force and the Fourth Amendment
Police Dog Bite Cases
Police Duty to Protect Property in their Custody
Police Harassment and False Arrest
Police Search of your Residence without a Warrant
Prosecutorial Immunity
Reasonable Force during Arrest
What is a False Arrest Case?
What is a Search?
What is a Seizure?
What to do if you're stopped by The Police
What You Should Know About Grand Juries



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