Police Brutality & Unlawful Arrest

TF Matlakala Inc Attorneys

Police brutality is a civil rights violation that occurs when a police officer acts with excessive force, by using an amount of force with regards to a civilian, that is more than necessary. Excessive force by law enforcement officers is a violation of a person’s rights.

Currently, South Africa is experiencing an influx of cases of police brutality. Members of the public are not aware of the rules and procedures that guide official police actions.

Civil litigation can be used to ensure that the pain and suffering of community members that experience victimization at the hands of the police are catered for financially as well as to ensure that their pain and suffering is not ignored or disregarded by the State.

At TF Matlakala Inc we can lodge Litigations Claims for Brutality and Unlawful arrest in ensuring the following:

  • Preventing police officers from using excessive force when conducting raids and stop & search operations

  • Protect person’s rights to security, free from being tortured in any way and not to be treated in a cruel, inhuman or degrading way

  • Claim compensation on behalf of victims of police violence for their pain and suffering at the hands of the State.

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