I was a police officer in California, on probation. I observed several police officers beating handcuffed-compliant suspects. When I went to report it, I was fired. Because of my termination (and breaking the code of silence), I have not been able to get back into law enforcement.
I sued the city for wrongful termination (Civil rights violation-freedom of speech). I won a large settlement. During the discovery phase of the suit, it was discovered that the Chief edited the digital video of the incident in the jail to hide the beating and to discredit my report of what took place in the jail, in violation of California Penal Codes 132(felony), 134(felony), 135(misdemeanor), and 135.5(misdemeanor). I have video and documental proof from experts of the editing, and memo's from the Chief establishing the chain of evidence of the edited video.
Question: The beatings and my termination was Feb. 2002. I discovered the edited video Jan 2005. My case settled April 2005. What is the statue of limitations against this Chief of Police for the above mentioned felonies and misdemeanors?