Minneapolis Police Misconduct Lawyer

When the police violate the constitutional rights of the people they are sworn to protect, it can cause extreme trauma for those whose rights have been infringed. The mental trauma of being harmed by the police is made even worse in situations where police misconduct leads to physical injuries.

John A. Klassen, PA, represents those who have been harmed by police misconduct in Minnesota. Lawyer John Klassen is a recognized authority in this field, and has been named for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers every year since 2003. His 20 years of legal experience have given him the legal knowledge and courtroom skills necessary to effectively handle complex matters involving police departments and other related agencies.

Types Of Police Misconduct

There are a variety of ways in which the actions of police and other law enforcement officers can violate the rights of individuals and lead to significant damages. Some of these actions include:

  • Unlawful strip searches
  • Use of excessive force that is disproportionate to the situation (such as beating someone who is suspected of driving with a suspended license)
  • Improper use of a Taser or other force devices
  • Unjustified police shootings
  • Illegal search and seizure
  • False arrest

Having handled numerous cases in this area of law, we are well-versed in all of the legal issues that can affect the outcome of any type of police misconduct matter. When you need a strong advocate to help you assert your rights, we use our innovative trial approach and painstaking investigation techniques to seek justice on your behalf.

Case Result: Ricardo Meeks v. City of Minneapolis — John served as lead co-counsel in a case against two police officers who illegally strip searched our client on the street. Our motion for summary judgment was granted based upon video evidence showing the unlawful strip search. That motion was the first of its kind successfully brought in the United States. We recovered $76,500 for our client.

Contact John A. Klassen, PA

Complete our online form or call our office at 612-217-4988 or 877-390-4527 to schedule a consultation with our Minneapolis police misconduct attorney. We serve clients in the Twin Cities area and throughout Minnesota.