Defending Police Officers, Police Department And Other Law Enforcement Clients
Bruce Kilday has been representing state and local law enforcement agencies, administrators and officers for more than 25 years. He leads our firm’s defense team serving police departments, cities, counties and other government entities in a wide range of legal challenges.
As a former deputy district attorney, Mr. Kilday has a keen understanding of the issues that confront law enforcement on a daily basis, both in the street and at the administrative level. He is regularly asked to speak at law enforcement conferences and has been a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) instructor since 1995 in the “Officer Involved Shootings” course.
Attorney Kilday collaborates with Derick Konz on law enforcement/public entity defense cases. Mr. Konz worked in the San Joaquin County Public Defender’s office as a certified law student, so he is familiar with the other side of police-defendant interactions. He is proud to represent law enforcement officers and others who serve the public good at the federal and state level in cases that include excessive use of force, unlawful detention, unlawful conditions of search and ADA violations.
Angelo, Kilday & Kilduff Attorneys at Law has provided representation to several elected district attorneys, the California attorney general, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and scores of peace officers and law enforcement agencies. These government entities have sought our help in cases involving general practices and procedures in many policing situations, including the management of riots and civil demonstrations.
Facing Allegations Head-On
Individuals, entire police departments, municipalities and other government agencies often turn to us for defense in allegations of wrongdoing involving the following elements:
- Confidential informants and post-arrest interrogations
- Taser use and officer-involved shootings
- Unlawful searches and seizures and other arrest procedures
- Failure to protect; failure to provide medical care
- Restraint devices, excessive force and deadly force
- K-9 policy and practices
- Jail suicides and allegations of cruel and unusual punishment of inmates
- Unconstitutional pursuit and use of force policies
- Discrimination and selective enforcement
Other issues arising in law enforcement contexts have involved conspiracy, warrant tipping, fraud and malicious prosecution. Our team provides insights and counsel in the defense of clients accused of improper special relationships,
Work Closely With A Personable, Dedicated Defense Attorney And Support Team
Police officers, police department administrators and heads of government agencies with law enforcement-related responsibilities benefit from our commitment to close collaboration with our clients. We help the people in such agencies to evaluate options and work together to devise strategies likely to lead to timely, cost-effective resolutions.