On Wednesday, two Philadelphia prison guards were arrested for allegedly using excessive force on an inmate. The guards who work at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility face federal charges and could spend up to 20 years in prison if found guilty of assaulting the inmate who appeared compliant and nonthreatening before the attack. The attack occurred on September 10, 2018, and the guards have been charged with making false statements about it as well.
Law enforcement officials such as prison guards and police officers experience challenging circumstances daily. Job stress, though, does not entitle any worker to use their power to exert unnecessary and excessive force over anyone. Although a law enforcement official may use some force to apprehend a suspect, it is unjust and a violation of the individual’s rights for the force used to result in serious physical injuries or even fatalities.
If you or a loved one became injured during a situation involving police brutality or misconduct, our Philadelphia civil rights lawyers at Williams Cedar will dedicate their time and effort toward resolving your case. Call us at 215-557-0099 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today. We serve clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and nationwide from our offices in Philadelphia and Haddonfield, New Jersey.