One only has to follow the news to know that first responders, police officers in particular, are under tremendous pressure with every call they take. They are charged with protecting the innocent, but who is protecting them? First responders are, and should be, protected by the same rights as the average citizen. That includes the right to an attorney.
In Illinois, police officers are subject to the Uniform Peace Officers’ Disciplinary Act, which acts as this state’s Bill of Rights for law enforcement officers. It clearly spells out the rights of officers who are subjected to interrogation, including that no officer shall be interrogated without first being informed in writing about the subject of the interrogation.
Because of the very nature of their dealings with the public, police officers may find themselves litigants in civil cases. Again, in these cases, they have the right to legal representation.
If you need representation by a lawyer who is well-versed in many aspects of the law, with the kind of litigation experience to make sure you are protected every step of the way, call Stephen P. Kelly, Attorney At Law.
Mr. Kelly obtained a zero verdict for Unity Point Hospital after the Petitioner sustained a work injury, but was unable to prove his complaints were related to that injury.