Police Violence Legal Support
The People’s Clinic
Have you been injured by law enforcement in California within the last 6 months?
The People’s Clinic at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (LCCRSF) provides free legal support to people who have been injured by law enforcement and are interested in seeking compensation for their injuries in small claims court.
Please be aware that the legal team at The Peoples Clinic only provides limited scope legal consultation. We can assist you in filing claims, but we do not appear for you in court or at a hearing. If your claim requires a hearing, we can help prepare you to represent yourself in small claims court. If you are interested in our services, please fill out our registration form above.
If you require immediate assistance, please consider contacting NPAP:
National Police Accountability Project (NPAP)
NPAP was created as a non-profit to protect the human and civil rights of individuals in their encounters with law enforcement and detention facility personnel. The central mission of NPAP is to promote the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
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Read the Manual for Victims of Police Misconduct here.
Under the California Tort Claim Act, a personal injury claim against a City or other government entity must be presented within six months from the date of injury. See Cal. Gov. Code Section 911.2. This claim preserves your right to file a lawsuit that includes state law violations. While you may file a late claim, you must do so within one year of the date of injury. Likewise, for federal claims, you must file a lawsuit within two years from the date of injury. These forms can be accessed by emailing, calling, or visiting your local City Clerk’s or City Attorney’s office or by looking this information up online.
LCCRSF does our very best to serve your legal needs. However, if you were unsatisfied our services, you may file a formal complaint. You will not be denied services or have any other adverse action taken against you based on your complaints. View our Client Grievance Procedure here.