Generally No. You could possibly sue under 42 USC 1983 or other civil rights claims.
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They are entirely separate cases. If you're asking whether the same attorney can represent him in a police brutality claim and defend him against the criminal charges; I believe they can. If there is some other conflict which you are concerned with you need to add more facts or clarify your question.
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They don't conflict but filing a civil suit may cause the DA to take a tougher stance in a plea.
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A criminal and civil case can co-exist as others have stated. However, a favorable outcome on your civil case could help negotiations on the criminal case . The opposite is also true. You should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney, many offer free consultations and can go over the specifics of your matter.
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