Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, serves as the federal benchmark in the protection of individual liberties. Our firm provides representation in those cases where employees claim violations of their civil rights, by persons employed by the State of New Jersey or those acting under the authority of State law. The most frequently used remedy to recover against municipalities and public officials for alleged wrongful conduct is the Civil Rights Act of 1871, more commonly known as Section 1983. These claims are often based on allegations of:

  • Excessive use of force
  • False arrest
  • False imprisonment
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Due process violations
  • Improper search and seizure

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New Jersey Attorney General’s Office Will Now Investigate All Police Shootings that Result in the Suspect’s Death

On January 30, 2019, Governor Murphy signed a new law into effect (S1036), which was originally introduced into our New Jersey Senate on January 16, 2018. This law requires the Attorney General’s Office to handle the investigation and prosecution of crimes involving the deaths of individuals by law enforcement officers while acting in their official capacity.