My mom got arrested for possession an paraphernalia. She had got pulled over they said it was for not stopping at stop sign an they didn't pull her over right then they followed her for about 2 miles then pulled her over. They asked to search her car she said yes well they didn't find anything. She had a camouflage purse they took a cotton swab tested it said it come back as methamphetamine. But they thrown the test kit on the ground under the her car an they didn't handcuff her an they put her in the front seat of there undercover SUV in the middle an left her. Well I picked up the test kit they said come back positive an there a liar cause it's not the color its suppose to be.
This is still America (I think...) and you are free to "press charges" (meaning that you can either call the cops to you or go to the police station and file a report making any allegation that you can conjure up) against anyone on the planet - or beyond (you'd be surprised at what I've seen in 27 years) for damn near anything.
The question is whether or not the cops find you and your story compelling and credible enough to act on it. If they do then they will make an arrest; if they do not then they will not.
If no arrest is made then you have 3 choices: 1) Hire a criminal defense lawyer to assist you in either redirecting your allegations to another law enforcement agency or directly to the prosecuting authority, 2) consider retaining a civil lawyer to file a lawsuit or 3) get over it and move on with your life.
That said, rather than pressing charges you might consider another option.
If you feel that you were mistreated by a police officer or that a cop otherwise exceeded her / his mandate then you are perfectly free to go to the police station and file a formal citizen complaint / grievance against the officer.
Be aware that you will likely be required to give sworn testimony and if you were arrested then you should ask you lawyer for her / his blessing before you go to IA, poke the proverbial bear and potentially incriminate yourself.
Note Newton's 3rd Law of Motion: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
There is always time to file a citizen complaint and doing so while the cop is a witness against you rarely works toward your benefit.
Wishing your mom luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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