What are the most common psychological effects after suffering police brutality?

Sadly, today there are many episodes of police brutality making the news on a continual basis. Victims of police brutality often suffer from intense psychological effects after the event. These psychological symptoms can sometimes affect the victim for years, even after all the psychological effects have healed.

A victim of police brutality may experience a range of symptoms associated with post traumatic stress disorder. These symptoms can include chronic anxiety attacks that leave the victim feeling paranoid and frightened. These symptoms can interfere with the victim’s ability to work and carry on a normal life.

Other psychological issues are feelings of depression and worthlessness. Feelings of continual depression can wreak havoc with a person’s nervous system and lead to feelings of exhaustion and hopelessness.

The other overriding feeling associated with these psychological effects is a loss of trust in the police as well as the community at large. A lack of trust in the world and the justice system can again make it hard for a person to function on a daily basis. Sadly, some of these effects can continue to torment the victim for years.

Anyone who has been unfairly hurt by the police has had their civil rights violated. Citizens of the United States have a right to be treated justly by the police, and if their rights have been violated they have the right to make a claim against their assailants in the court of law.

The laws regarding your rights as regards to episodes of police brutality are complex, as it must be proven that the officers acted intentionally to cause harm. Due to this complexity, it’s wise to retain the services of a knowledgable attorney who can handle your case and bring you the best possible legal outcome.

If you have been a victim of Police Brutality in San Diego, contact Mova Law Group today.

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