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Police Brutality Attorney in Washington State

I’ve Suffered Police Brutality; Do I Have A Case?

June 13th, 2019 Posted by Abuse, Personal Injury 0 comments on “I’ve Suffered Police Brutality; Do I Have A Case?”

Do I Have A Police Brutality Case?

Beltran-Serrano v. City of Tacoma, No 95062-8, was decided by the Washington Supreme Court on June 13, 2019.  The decision holds that a police officer’s use of deadly force may be actionable both under a negligence theory relating to the circumstances leading up to a police shooting and under an intentional tort theory based on the officer’s decision to actually pull the trigger.  In such cases, plaintiffs must remain aware of Washington civil procedure, including CR 8(e)(2), which allows the plaintiff to plead “as many separate claims or defenses as the party has regardless of consistency.”  A plaintiff must therefore plead both theories when attempting to sue a police officer or municipality for unlawful use of force.

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Statute of Limitations for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

March 15th, 2017 Posted by Abuse 0 comments on “Statute of Limitations for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse”

Children are amongst the most vulnerable members of our society. They need support, care and supervision. Sadly, too many children are taken advantage of by those responsible for their care. Even more troubling is the severity of this breach of trust. Studies show that children who have been sexually abused repress these memories.  It is a common coping mechanism that allows them to survive their tortured environment. Often times it is not until years later that these individuals come to realize that they were victims of childhood sexual abuse. Those afflicted have been repressing these memories and suffering harm their whole lives. How are they to know whether they are covered under Washington’s statute of limitations of childhood sexual abuse?Continue Reading Statute of Limitations for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

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