Legal Recourse For Victims of Sexual Assault by Police Officers
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents sex abuse victims and their families in civil lawsuits against sexual predators and negligent third parties. Here are some of Brian’s thoughts concerning the legal rights of police officer sexual assault victims and their families:
Police officers take an oath to protect and serve the public. While most police officers strive to live up to this oath, there are also untrustworthy police officers and even some sexual predators who work in law enforcement. When an officer sexually assaults a citizen, it’s important that the victim is aware of their legal rights.
In cases involving school police officers, it’s important to determine if the school had adequate protections for preventing sexual abuse of students by staff members. In some cases, school negligence opens the door for abuse to occur – such as failing to respond to previous complaints about the accused officer. When negligence is involved, victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted by a police officer, our experienced sex abuse victims lawyers are prepared to help you seek justice. Learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation.
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