If you simply wish to file a complaint you will want to contact the US Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. If you are actually looking to file a civil rights case for a section 1983 violation you'll need to find an attorney who can advise you and help you with that or a civil rights / civil liberties non-profit which can help you. Locally in Central Indiana you may want to start with a Bar referral service or with a Legal Aid, Legal Services or Neighborhood or Law School legal clinic. Good luck.
Unfortunately, you mix a lot of legal words in your post. Cruel and unusual punishment is a guarantee in a criminal case, freedom of speech is a first amendment guarantee, and preponderance of evidence is a civil action . It sounds like this is all surrounding some sort of protective order.
This case sounds like there was no attorney involved. Before you try and file a 1983 action, I would suggest you get an attorney familiar with These orders and walk through the case.
If you are filing under 1983 there is no government department that exists to do this. A 1983 action is a private action against the government for civil rights abuse. As Mr. Rodriguez advises you need to find an attorney to assist.
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You have thrown everything in, including the kitchen sink. You should contact a local lawyer to help sort this out in an understandable fashion.
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Best to have a local civil rights lawyer investigate. Avvo has a terrific "find a lawyer" tool to find a top-rated Avvo lawyer with a low contingency fee.
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