Police Misconduct and Police Brutality
Bay Area Lawyers Holding Police Accountable
We respect and appreciate law enforcement agencies, but also recognize that their power cannot go unchecked. The courts and the legislature have established standards for police and sheriff departments to which they must adhere in using their weapons, giving chase in their automobiles, taking people into custody, and releasing them from confinement. We have been actively and successfully involved in prosecuting law enforcement misconduct in each of those areas.
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$3,150,000 settlement for motorist hit head-on by fleeing suspect who was being chased by a City of Milbrae police officer for 19 miles in the wrong direction on Highway 280View Details
Walker, Hamilton & Koenig Wins Appellate Case Before Ninth Circuit On August 4, 2014, the attorneys at Walker, Hamilton & Koenig, LLP achieved yet another victory before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, adding to its decades of appellate success. In this case, WHK attorneys represent the parents of a young man who was arrested by the police in his hometown of Lathrop, California. At the time of his arrest, he was suffering from a mental illness, a factView Details
Trial attorneys Walter Walker and Peter Koenig received an award of $824,495 in attorneys’ fees and costs in a high profile police shooting case in Fresno. After receiving a unanimous verdict for their clients in December 2013, the attorneys at Walker, Hamilton & Koenig, LLP petitioned the court to order the police department to pay their fees and costs in addition to damages. The court agreed and its order nearly quadruples the amount that the police department will beView Details
Trial attorneys Walter Walker and Peter Koenig received a unanimous verdict for their clients, the parents of a 23-year-old man killed in a high profile Fresno Police shooting case. A federal jury ruled that police used excessive force and said an officer’s negligence caused Willis’ death. After years of legal battles, the city paid $1.72 million to the Willis family and for legal fees to resolve their civil rights lawsuit, ending a nine-year legal battle. Read the Fresno BeeView Details