I guess the most important details are- I was drinking under age and vomited, cops came up to me, and I bad mouthed them. They proceeded to arrest me for bad mouthing them, but went about it in a pretty vindictive manner. They punched me, dragged me by the chain of the hand cuffs (Still have scars, and there were witnesses), while in the cop car one cop was torquing my legs in a painful manner and refused to stop (Though I was already in the car) so I struggled. Because I struggled I got a resisting arrest. I guess my question is If I proved that the police used excessive force, is it valid to argue that struggling was an act of self preservation and not resistance? I'm not as concerned about the violation as I am the resisting arrest.