Opposing Racial Profiling and Race Discrimination
The United States is made of people with different races, religions and backgrounds. Amid so much diversity, it makes no sense to draw conclusions about people, especially very serious conclusions such as allegations of criminal activity, based on their race. Nevertheless, incidents of racial and ethnic profiling occur all the time.
If you believe you have been the victim of racial profiling, our attorney at Lonn Heymann Law Firm, P.C., in Denver, Colorado, may be able to help. Contact us to discuss your incident and whether we can obtain justice and deter future racial profiling by bringing a civil rights lawsuit or other legal action.
Carefully Investigating the Facts
Racial profiling is difficult to prove, but we have the experience to sift through the facts of your case and look for any opportunity to demonstrate that you were illegally mistreated based on your race.
If your racial profiling incident involved the police, we will conduct an investigation to determine whether the police department has a policy of racial profiling, and we will involve experts who are former police officers and can determine whether a reasonable police officer would have believed that you were guilty of a crime.
Exploring All Possibilities for Pursuing Justice
Unfortunately, Colorado and federal law have evolved to a point where many types of racial profiling are not necessarily illegal. However, that does not necessarily mean that you do not have a case. In our experience, many people who have experienced racial profiling have valid claims for civil rights violations or illegal discrimination.
Have you been mistreated by police officers based on your race? Depending on the individual circumstances of your case, the mistreatment may rise to the level of police brutality.
Have you been racially profiled by your employer or during a job application process? You may have a case for racial discrimination in employment.
The best way to find out whether you have a valid case is to speak to an experienced civil rights lawyer. There may be a time limit on your claim, so we encourage you to contact us right away.