Two percent of contacts between individuals and police result in a use-of-force complaint (2015, U.S. Department of Justice). But if you are among the 2%, it can cause feelings of helplessness and frustration, in addition to potential physical injuries.
Recent public concerns about use of force have led to new regulations and monitoring, such as police dashboard and body cameras. But even with these improvements, you may have to battle layers of law enforcement bureaucracy to make your case.
Parker’s 30-year career with Georgia Bureau of Investigation encompassed hands-on experience with investigations of local and state law enforcement procedures, including police use of force complaints. Parker is able to read reports with a trained eye, within the context of established police policies. The ability to identify subtle clues and discrepancies in reports and interviews can lead to evidence that is critical to finding truth.