More plaintiffs lawyers across the country are taking on cases of police brutality, lured by big verdicts and settlements and the increased availability of videos depicting confrontations with officers.

Historically limited to a small group of civil rights attorneys, cases alleging police misconduct are gaining popularity among a broader contingent of the plaintiffs bar, particularly those with personal injury practices. And although litigating these cases comes with significant hurdles, lawyers see the practice as a way to bring about social justice and garner more business.

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