In Sept. 2010, when I was 16, police officers used unnecessary force to arrest me, although I did not resist. One officer threw me on the ground and handcuffed me, kicking me in the face and causing me to sustain various facial injuries. When he put me in the car, he repeatedly slammed my head into the Plexiglas divider. He also smacked me in the face and choked me until I cried, when he finally stopped. I have hospital records detailing my injuries and verifying that I was not intoxicated, as the officers claimed. The police report was altered, claiming a different officer was on the scene. I have at least five witnesses who can verify that this is all true. I didn't pursue legal action at the time, but I did file a report with the state police. Can I still take this case to court?
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