Seasoned New York Civil Rights Attorney Protects Your Future

Handling complex police brutality and civil rights cases

Despite New York’s impressive history of passing groundbreaking and comprehensive legislation protecting people’s civil rights and freedoms, hundreds of people file claims every year against those they feel have violated their civil rights, including police who’ve engaged in brutality.  As the lead attorney and founder of the Law Office of Vincent I. Eke-Nweke, P.C., Mr. Eke-Nweke devotes himself to obtaining justice for the victims of these violations. For more than 20 years, he has drawn upon both personal and professional experience to guide clients through the complex pathways of civil rights legislation and police brutality cases.

A history of civil rights in New York City

In 1903, the words of the poet Emma Lazarus were engraved upon a plaque placed at the bottom of the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Immigrants arriving in New York, the gateway to the United States for many, were full of hope for their future in a new land, but many suffered discrimination along the road to achieving the American dream. The plight of the poor and disenfranchised in New York City was finally addressed by New York State’s passage in 1945 of a “Law Against Discrimination,” which preceded federal civil rights law by nearly twenty years. Under that law, New York fulfilled its promise to protect its citizens from:

  • Backlash against freedom of speech
  • Discrimination during due process of the law
  • Intimidation which impedes the right to vote
  • Inequality in enacting of the laws

Unfortunately, civil rights violations continue to exist. If you’ve been a victim of intimidation, discrimination or inequality because of your race, gender, sexual orientation, military status, abilities, religion or background, civil rights attorney Vincent Eke-Nweke may be able to help. He evaluates cases carefully and thoroughly before outlining your options going forward.

Protecting clients from police brutality

Many people, when asked to define police brutality, may think of Rodney King or Abner Louima, and the horrific ordeal both men underwent at the hands of the Los Angeles and New York City police departments, respectively.  In truth, most cases of police brutality are far less vicious — and far more frequent. Some common examples include:

  • Excessive use of force
  • Excessive use of a Taser®
  • Inappropriate use of a Taser®
  • Wrongful police shooting
  • Wrongful imprisonment
  • Police negligence

If you’re a victim of police brutality, Attorney Eke-Nweke may be able to help you. He thoroughly investigates all accusations of improper police conduct, using witness statements, arrest records and any accessible police files to help build your case.

Speak with a New York attorney about your civil rights violations case

Your civil rights should be protected at all costs. At the Law Office of Vincent I. Eke-Nweke, you’re treated with dignity and respect the moment you walk in the door. To speak with firm founder and lead attorney Vincent Eke-Nweke about your civil rights or police brutality case, contact the firm online or call 718-852-8300.