Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a victim of police brutality looking for legal guidance? Police Brutality Center can help connect you to a civil rights lawyer to help you pursue justice.

Who are we?

Police Brutality Center exists to bring awareness to the growing epidemic of police brutality, racial profiling, and excessive force. If we can help save one more life or avoid the severe injury of one more innocent person, our mission will be successful. We believe that the tools and content provided within can support those who have experienced trauma at the hands of police and prevent future interactions from turning violent or deadly.


What Is False Arrest?

What is a false arrest? When someone is arrested without probable cause, it’s considered a false arrest.

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No-Knock Warrants

When police shot Breonna Taylor after entering her home without announcing their presence or identifying themselves, the world responded with shock and anger.


What Is Unreasonable Search and Seizure?

The police cannot legally search your person, home, business, or vehicle without a search warrant or probable cause, which lays out what they are searching for and where they can search.


Can You Sue a Police Department?

If you’ve been the victim of police brutality, false arrest, or other police misconduct, you may be able to sue the department to receive justice and get compensation for your losses.


What Is Stop-and-Frisk?

Stop-and-frisk is a controversial police tactic that allows law enforcement to stop and search individuals they suspect may be involved in criminal activity.


Who Investigates Police Misconduct?

The question of who investigates police misconduct is vital for victims who have been subject to unconstitutional policing, especially those who want to collect compensation for harm.

What Does Defund the Police Mean?

The brutal police killings of Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, and Freddie Gray of Baltimore triggered a movement led by Black Lives Matter that brought systemic racism back to the forefront of American consciousness.

What is Police Reform?

Police reform is a critical topic in the U.S. that evokes strong emotions. In the wake of George Floyd and other high-profile killings by law enforcement officers, police reform has become a much-debated issue.

What is a Welfare Check?

Have you been wondering, “What is a welfare check?” Police Brutality Center explores the risks associated with welfare checks.

What is Police Misconduct?

Police misconduct not only affects a victim’s freedom and rights, but it also fosters mistrust towards law enforcement.

Can You Record the Police?

The First Amendment protects your right to record police engaged in official duties.

What is Racial Profiling?

Racial profiling, also called ethnic profiling, is a discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials.