Civil rights laws are in place to protect against those who act in violation of constitutional protections under color of law, such as police officers.
You are right to seek to hire a lawyer in your locale, because without a lot more detail, no further observation is possible.
Good luck to you. You should consult with a local attorney to determine your rights and the best remedy for your situation.
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From the fact pattern it is difficult to say if your civil rights were violated but they might have been. You should contact a local attorney, especially if race or national origin played a role here.