You can certainly sue. You need to contact an attorney licensed in federal court.
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You can file a lawsuit. If you can prove what you say and there aren't any excuses, you can win it. No guarantees. These suits are hard even with the best evidence.
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Are you saying that this occurred about 18 months ago? Tennessee has a one year statute of limitations.
If the date was a typo and this occurred in 2012, then you'll need a video or objective witnesses to what happened and also an expert regarding what force is necessary versus excessive. Civil rights cases are difficult cases.
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sounds like you have a statute of limitations problem.
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