Q: Through documented police and prosecutors (State and Federal) misconduct I spend 10.5 years in a Pretrial incarceration
Do I file a civil complaint against the police officer, the Deputy District Attorney, the DA's office the Federal prosecutor, the US Justice department or all the above? Violations of my civil rights were confirmed by a US District judge in the criminal phase of my case. At the end all (State and Federal) charges against me were dropped unconditionally. Now my life has been destroyed, and I'm seen a psychiatrist for severe PTSD for spending 10.5 years in the Fresno county jail.
The "misconduct" includes: Dozens of perjuries under color of Law, Forged police reports, Unlawful search and seizure (confirmed by a US district judge), and severe Brady violations.
A: You need to find a really good civil rights lawyer right away. If the case is a righteous one, most good civil rights firms should be interested. I'm not familiar with good civil rights lawyers in the Fresno area, so I suggest that you contact the Fresno County Bar Association and ask for their lawyer referral service to get suggestions of whom to contact. Good luck, and don't let any more time slip away, because your claims are time sensitive. But look for lawyers who are expert in handling cases under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
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