If an individual was injured by a police officer who engaged in an act of misconduct and they wish to recognize an officer for their unethical or illegal behavior, they can file a complaint with the Daytona Beach Police Department. Filing a complaint can be done in one of three ways which include:
- File the complaint in person at the Daytona Beach Police Department which is located at:
129 Valor Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
When filing a complaint in nperson, individuals are asked to request to speak with a supervisor or a representative of The Office of Professional Standards.
- Call the department at (386) 671-5100 to speak with a supervisor.
- File a complaint in writing and mail it to The Office of Professional Standards, which is a unit within the Daytona Beach Police Department.
What happens after a complaint is filed against an officer in Daytona Beach?
Once a complaint has been filed, it will be:
- Forwarded to a Division Deputy Chief.
- A supervisor will then be assigned to investigate the claims that were made in the complaint.
After a supervisor has been assigned to the case, they shall conduct interviews, meet with witnesses, and gather other pertinent information that can be used to determine if the allegations being made are valid. Once the supervisor has finished with his/her investigation, they shall forward their findings to the appropriate Division Deputy Chief who shall then make a final decision on the case.
In the event the findings reveal that the officer was acting out of line, corrective or disciplinary action may be taken.
When the Allegations are Serious
In the event an individual suffered severe injuries as a result of excessive force being applied during their encounter with an officer in Daytona Beach and they are looking to do more than recognize them for their act of misconduct, it might benefit them to file a civil lawsuit against the police agency. Filing a civil lawsuit will allow a police brutality victim the opportunity to seek financial relief to pay for the medical care they had rendered and even for the pain and suffering they have had to endure.
While some civil lawsuits go all the way to trial, others are settled early on after the lawsuit is filed and outside of the courtroom.
How does a police brutality victim know if they are entitled to compensation?
Police brutality victims can find out if they have a case and what it is worth by scheduling an initial consultation with a Daytona Beach, FL police brutality lawyer. Pappas and Russell, P.A. is a personal injury law firm located in Daytona Beach that would be happy to assess an individual’s case and determine if they should be provided with financial relief.
Pappas and Russell, P.A. is located at:
213 Silver Beach Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118