Civil Rights Violations
To begin his legal career in the mid 1990s, Attorney Christopher Marzzacco served in the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office where he was privileged to work with some of the finest law enforcement officers and prosecutors in Pennsylvania. Coming from a family of law enforcement and corrections officers, Attorney Marzzacco and all of the lawyers and staff at Marzzacco Niven & Associates have the utmost respect for the men and women who serve and protect us in all areas of law enforcement and corrections.
Unfortunately, incidents occur where people are the victims of civil rights violations which result in death or catastrophic injury. Under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution, all of us have the right to be free from excessive force or the unauthorized use of deadly force during an interaction with the police. If proper protocol or procedures are not followed by law enforcement in these interactions, serious injury or death can result.
Attorney Marzzacco has successfully represented the families of those killed or individuals injured in Fourth Amendment civil rights violations such as the unauthorized use of excessive force and deadly force.
Attorney Chris Marzzacco: Experience and Results in Civil Rights Violations Cases
Knowledge and familiarity with the laws governing police procedure, search and seizure, the use of force, and federal civil law are all necessary to successfully represent individuals in civil rights matters. In addition to serving as a Deputy DA, Attorney Marzzacco also spent many of his early years thereafter defending those accused of major crimes. Attorney Marzzacco has tried over 40 criminal jury trials and litigated hundreds of judge trials in criminal matters. Combining that prior experience with his extensive personal injury civil law experience, Attorney Marzzacco has the knowledge, experience, and the resources to prosecute civil rights violations for those in need.
If your loved one was catastrophically injured or killed after an interaction with law enforcement, call Marzzacco Niven & Associates.
In our prison system, those incarcerated having mental health issues and who are prone to harm themselves or commit suicide while in prison require a higher standard of care from the corrections system. Corrections facilities provide their officers with rigorous training and have procedures and protocols in place to prevent inmates from harming themselves. When a suicide watch or prevention procedure is not followed and an inmate takes his or her own life, liability could attach. These constitutional rights violations require an experienced lawyer to prosecute the family’s claim for compensatory and even punitive damages.