My question is can I file a lawsuit against Massachusetts police officers/detectives for wrongful accusations and time in jail? I was accused of an assault charge back in 2011 with another person but that person didn't do any time due to an issue he had and I didn't know about at all. The detective came to my mother's home and said I had warrant for my arrest. I asked why? He didn't say. I didn't resist. Went to court the next morning. I was accused of assault with a dangerous weapon(gun). They accuse of me of being in a gang because of the neighbor I use to live. I tried to give them my plea, but the judge shut me out and sent me on my way I never had a fighting chance. The DA announce a few things that were irrevalant to me. Told the judge I was a flight risk and that I should get no bail. Unfornately that's what had happen. I was incarcerated for about 6-7 months. Going for bail reviews being decline every month. I struggle through those times. I didn't have money to afford a good lawyer. They gave me a court appointed one. She was kind but not helpful. I didn't remember her name was she was young and didn't know what she was doing. I got into a few fightsin jail. I gotten sick in jail. I was losing my teeth due to the toothpaste they provided. Nurses there wouldn't see me. I would have to literally curse at them in order to get attention because of the pain. Everyday was a struggle I had to watch my back. I was threaten and beaten a few times I told one CO he laughed said toughen up kid. It was rough it ruined me. Then one day I went to court they just release me. Made me sign some paper and told me I can go home. No questions ask and no apologies. After that i seen the same detectives again one night they pulled me over and rough me up as i was walking home with a friend. I asked if there was an issue they said no roughed us and laughed abusing thier power. Ever since then I been coping it. It ruin a lot of oppurnities for me like going to college with my friends getting a good paid job. Till this day I am angry still it ruin my relationship with friends and how I think of society. Its hard to get a job without anyone looking you up. At the time I was 20. I'm now 24. I can't sleep or think straight. I'm always thinking about it, I'm be depressed and humilated in society known as a gangbanger which I am not. What can I do to make things right. Do I have a case?