Civil Rights Cases

Civil Rights Cases: Past Results Of Greenberg Stone & Urbano, South Florida Police Department Lawsuit Settlements And Verdicts

Greenberg Stone & Urbano is a personal injury law firm whose attorneys have more than 130 years' combined experience as advocates on behalf of people injured due to the negligent acts or intentional wrongdoing of others.

This page describes a selection of the civil rights lawsuits we have handled over the past several decades. For more information, call toll free 888-499-9700.

Miami Beach Police Department Causes Death By Asphyxiation

$5,000 settlement involving a civil rights case where the decedent was arrested by the city of Miami Beach Police Department, hogtied behind a police cruiser and caused to asphyxiate.

Fort Lauderdale Police Department Sued For Use Of Unnecessary And Deadly Force

Settlement against the Fort Lauderdale Police Department for violating a man's civil rights by using unnecessary and deadly force during an arrest.

City Of Hialeah Police Department Sued For Use Of Unnecessary And Deadly Force

Settlement with the city of Hialeah Police Department after one of its officers violated a man's civil rights by using unnecessary and deadly force during an unjust arrest.

Unnecessary Gunshot Wound Results In Civil Rights Violation Lawsuit Against City Of Sweetwater

Settlement with the city of Sweetwater, Florida, for violating a man's civil rights when an officer shot him in the arm.

Inexperience And Lack Of Language Skills Results In Wrongful Shooting By Police

A city of Maitland police officer wrongfully shot a mentally ill man three times in his home while responding to a call from his caretaker. The caretaker, who only speaks Spanish, called 911 after the man had an outburst due to the fact that his medications were not working properly. The 911 operator, who only speaks English, dispatched the police, mistakenly telling them a rape was in progress. Two Maitland police officers with less than five years on the force between them responded, entered the home, and quickly lost control of the situation. Not understanding how to deal with a mentally ill subject, they panicked and shot him, even though he was unarmed and posed no threat of violence to the police. The case is in suit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Not all results are provided, the results are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer, and a prospective client's individual facts and circumstances may differ from the matter in which the testimonials are provided.