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Thank you. I had a quick question of clarification concerning your response to my original question. You say that I can still bring claims of false arrest, malicious prosecution in addition to a 1983 civil suit. I was under the impression that complaints against an officer acting under color of law, such as false arrest and malicious prosecution were filed under USC 1983. Are you saying that there is a way to file those charges separately from a 1983? Also, since the statute of limitations for my charge of excessive use of force has passed (in AZ it is 180 days and my arrest was in mid-June) then a charge of false arrest would also be past the statute of limitations from that same date, correct? So I would only be dealing with malicious prosecution?
EDIT: re-read your response and noticed that you might not have been referring to false arrest as a charge but that I can bring claims of malicious prosecution and 1983 for the false arrest. Sorry, the way you wrote it that was unclear. At any rate, still would like clarification, are malicious prosecution and 1983 different things or would I file a malicious prosecution under 1983?
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