Unfortunately, being sued is common consequence for police officers. Commonly, when this happens, a conflict of interest between the Village/City and its insurance company and the officer exists. At the same time, the individual officer is never informed that they may have a right to individual representation of their choice (provided at the municipal insurance company’s expense). When sued, police officers may face a complaint seeking punitive damages for which they are personally responsible. That is why Reimer & Dobrovolny’s attorneys defend individual officers who are being sued in State or Federal Court. Richard Reimer and Keith Karlson are both members of the Federal Trial Bar and experienced in representing police officers in excessive force, assault, battery, negligence, race discrimination, and other causes of action. Reimer and Karlson have also taught classes regarding police officer civil liability at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Please let us know if you need our help.