Practice Area

Police Civil Liability

The attorneys at Robles, Rael & Anaya are leaders in defending federal, state and local government entities from claims brought against law enforcement officers.  Our clients include state and local entities and their law enforcement offices and agencies, including municipal police, state police, and county sheriff’s departments.  Our lawyers have successfully defended clients against a broad range of civil rights claims, including:

  • Negligence and police misconduct
  • Fourth Amendment search and seizure claims
  • Eighth Amendment claims
  • Prisoner rights
  • First Amendment claims
  • False arrest
  • Illegal entry
  • High speed vehicle pursuit
  • Police canine
  • Excessive force
  • Deadly force cases

Our experienced law enforcement liability attorneys have represented clients in high profile cases and litigated numerous claims brought under the New Mexico Tort Claims Act involving municipal liability, supervisory liability, and failure to train and supervise.

In addition, Robles, Rael & Anaya lawyers frequently conduct training seminars for police, corrections, and other security personnel throughout New Mexico and neighboring states. Our work ranges from basic cadet level instruction to advanced level training for tactical team members and supervisors. The firm has also developed and implemented a comprehensive program allowing clients to successfully defend against police misconduct cases.