The Constitution of the United States reflects our nation’s founding values – the limited power of government and the protection of individual freedom and liberty. Civil rights violations are often viewed as police misconduct and are prosecuted under the U.S. Code Section 1983. This section of the U.S. Code makes it illegal for a state or local government employee to deny someone of their civil rights-as those rights are defined by the Constitution, state, or federal laws. If an individual believes his/her rights have been violated can sue the alleged perpetrator in court under Section 1983. The alleged victim/plaintiff can sue local or state employees under this section. These civil rights violations often concern the illegal acts of the police.

The applicable portion of Section 1983 to civil rights violations is as follows:

“Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State … subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States … to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress….”

At Monroe & Keele, P.C., the protection of civil rights are fundamental to our law firm. Our firm was founded to level the playing field.  We are committed to protecting the rights of individuals who have been harmed by the misconduct of the government by its agents and institutions. We are a premier Tulsa civil rights law firm with considerable experience in state and federal courts. Our areas of concentration include:

Police misconduct
Government misconduct
Use of excessive force
Wrongful arrest
Due process violations
Civil forfeiture

If you believe that your civil rights have been violated, you can seek legal help from the Tulsa civil rights  attorneys at Monroe & Keele, P.C. We represent individuals in Tulsa and throughout the state of Oklahoma in claims involving civil rights violations and other personal injuries. Contact our office at (918)592-1144 or online here. We will evaluate your claim and provide you with an honest opinion whether our firm we can help you with your claim.