Police brutality is a term that we often hear on TV these days. Virtually every other day, there is a news report on police officers using excessive force on civilians when there was absolutely no need to do so. Many people tend to brush aside these reports as they believe that such things only happen to people who break the law. Any Miami police brutality lawyer will tell you that it is not true in many cases.
If you have any doubts, take a look at this video, which has now gone viral. It is one of the most shocking displays of police brutality you will ever see. The officer involved in the incident has now been dismissed and is facing a number of criminal charges.
How It All Happened
The incident took place on the 14th of January. The officer – Jordy Yanes Martel – was working off-duty security at Tootsies Cabaret in Miami Gardens, Florida. The victim – Safiya Satchell – had gotten into a heated argument with the club’s manager and left angrily. The manager asked Martel to issue a warning to Satchell and tell her not to return to the club.
Martel approached Satchell’s car and asked her to come with him to his patrol car. When she asked him if she could drive to his patrol car, since she wasn’t wearing shoes, he not only refused, but actually reached into her car, opened the door, and dragged her out forcefully.
Martel swept Satchell’s legs, which caused her to fall on her back. He then put his knee on her neck and stunned her twice in the stomach using a taser gun.
Luckily for Satchell, the whole encounter was caught on video, which allowed her to take legal action against the officer with the help of a Miami police brutality lawyer.
Lessons to Be Learned from the Incident
First of all, you should stop believing that only those who break the law are subjected to police brutality. In many cases, as shown in the video above, cops tend to get aggressive even with those who have done nothing wrong.
Second of all, if and when your constitutional rights are violated by a cop, you should take appropriate action with the help of an experienced Miami police brutality attorney.
Taking legal action against police officers is not easy, as they are backed by powerful police unions and will try to get your case dismissed even if there is a minor procedural lapse on your part. So, it is essential to hire a Miami criminal defense attorney who has the legal knowledge, experience, and resources to hold police officers accountable and help you get justice.
Chad Piotrowski – A Miami Police Brutality Attorney You Can Trust and Rely On
Chad Piotrowski – who is the founder of Piotrowski Law – is one of the most accomplished and sought-after criminal defense lawyers in Miami. A former prosecutor, Piotrowski is familiar with every trick in the book used by prosecutors to secure a conviction. As a result, he is able to anticipate the arguments of the prosecution, prepare the necessary counter-arguments, and achieve a positive outcome for his clients.
As a successful Miami criminal defense attorney, Chad Piotrowski has represented numerous victims of police brutality and helped his clients get justice.
If you or someone in your family has been a victim of police brutality, contact Chad Piotrowski today to find out what you can do to get justice. You can call Piotrowski Law at 305-930-6652 or fill out this form to schedule a free and confidential consultation.