You would want to retain a civil rights lawyer in your state ASAP to put them on notice of the claim. You may search Avvo's "find a lawyer" for a civil rights attorney, and then simply call for representation. Good luck to you.
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I handle these type of cases. You need to serve a Notice of Claim on the City within 90 days of the incident . Be sure to name the cops if you know their names. Then you have 1 year and 90 days to start a lawsuit under State law claims and 3 years under federal claims. I suggest you retain an attorney ASAP. I suggest you consult with a civil attorney before you resolve your criminal case as the outcome could effect a civil case.
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This happens more often then you think. Police use excessive force on someone, then justify it by charging that person with resisting arrest or assault- as in your case.
You have 90 days from the date of the incident to file notice of claim against the city of new York for false arrest and assault. You can also file within 90 days of your case being adjudicated for malicious prosecution. Of course, your claims will be stronger if you can get your criminal case dismissed. You should consult with an attorney preferably one who can handle both your criminal and civil matters since they are somewhat intertwined.
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