The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is the latest institution to have to defend itself after it allegedly allowed medical patients to be sexually assaulted on campus, not by other students, but by a UCLA OBGYN. Dr. James ...
The United States Constitution protects people in its borders from the overreach of the government with a Bill of Rights and limited powers.
Government force is often initiated through actions by law enforcement officers at the local, state and federal level.
When law enforcement officers act beyond the scope of their powers in United States, civil rights lawyers represent the infringed-upon to not only help the victim recover for damages, but also to change public policy and keep police powers in check.
Additionally, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from unlawful discrimination by other citizens, business entities and local governments.