Yes--a civil rights attorney, who does police misconduct cases, would be a great place to start. Just don't waste time contacting one, since claims against public entities have a shortened statute of limitations (and require an administrative claim be filed first).
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Yes you may have a case. These types of cases do take a specialized lawyer who understands these types of issues, and time if of the essence, so please don’t delay.
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Of course. See one IMMEDIATELY. If you don't make an initial complaint within the proper time limit you may not be able to bring a suit ever. See a local civil rights attorney ASAP.
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