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Manhattan Police Brutality Attorney

Civil Rights Lawyer Representing Victims of Police Brutality and Misconduct in New York City and the Surrounding Areas

The police swear to protect and serve the public. Far too often, however, some New York City police officers violate both their oath and the law by using excessive force against our citizens.

The Trainor Law Firm, P.C., in Manhattan files civil rights lawsuits on behalf of victims of police brutality and misconduct. We seek financial compensation for the damages our clients have suffered, including pain and suffering, psychological and emotional damages, medical expenses, legal fees, and lost income.

If you are the victim of a police officer’s misconduct or excessive use of force, please call Civil Rights attorney Craig Trainor today at 212-300-6557 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Remember you pay nothing out of pocket. If we do not obtain financial compensation for you, you do not pay anything.

What Exactly Is Police Brutality?

Police brutality and misconduct are civil rights violations that include:

  • Excessive use of force
  • Inappropriate or excessive use of a Taser
  • Wrongful shooting
  • False arrest
  • Strip searches
  • Prisoner abuse
  • Physical abuse, including punches, kicks, chokeholds, and beatings
  • Racial profiling and discrimination
  • Sexual abuse

In short, police cannot needlessly beat someone up. They cannot use more force than is necessary to make the arrest.

Know Your Rights in New York

It is not a crime to:

  • Say something to a police officer
  • Question why you are being arrested
  • Film an encounter with the police from a safe distance

Yet these entirely lawful actions can lead to innocent citizens being arrested or even physically abused.

There are rules that apply to police conduct. When those rules are broken, it is important for victims injured to stand up for their rights.

Protecting the Rights of Victims

Our founder, attorney Craig Trainor, has a history of success in winning money damages for clients in police brutality and police misconduct cases.

One of his clients was a young African American man who was walking through an area of New York known for racial tension. He saw a group of white men jump out of a car and start chasing him, so he ran. He did not know that the men were police officers in plain clothes, so he ignored their calls to stop.

When the police caught him, they threw him down on the cement, which resulted in contusions and abrasions to his face. They held him for 24 hours, strip searched him, and charged him with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The charges against him were dismissed, and Mr. Trainor then filed a successful civil rights claim, resulting in a substantial settlement award for money damages to his client.

Manhattan Police Brutality Lawyer Holding Officers Accountable

At The Trainor Law Firm, P.C., we work tirelessly to hold the police accountable. If you are the victim of police brutality or any type of police misconduct or abuse, please call 212-300-6557 or contact us online. We also offer a free consultation to discuss your case and advise you of your legal options.

If you choose us as your legal representative, you will pay no attorney fees unless and until we win money damages in your civil rights lawsuit. We represent victims of police brutality and false arrest in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester County, and Long Island, New York.

Mr. Trainor has a unique set of skills and experience that position him
for success in your case


    Attorneys understand that a federal judge clerkship is a highly sought-after position. Mr. Trainor has used this experience to inform his work on behalf of those accused of crimes or harmed by police brutality and misconduct. The federal clerkship gave Mr. Trainor a keen understanding of how to build a winning case in federal court. He understands court procedures inside out and knows what types of arguments and evidence are persuasive.


    Mr. Trainor prosecuted hundreds of cases against people accused of crimes ranging from assault to identity theft to shoplifting to drug dealing. His criminal defense clients benefit from the insider’s perspective he gained in this position.

  • Federal and State Investigations

    Mr. Trainor spent three years focusing exclusively on defense of sophisticated white collar crimes, from public corruption to securities fraud. White collar criminal cases are highly complex and technically challenging. All of Mr. Trainor’s clients benefit from the depth of knowledge he has in financial crimes, investigation, and the use of experts in case development.

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