If he did this to you without any provocation and without you physically resisting arrest and he was off duty, you can sue the policeman directly as he was the cause of your injuries. You would need a witness to the incident and you will need to get these criminal
charges of resisting arrest dismissed by the criminal court
. The police officer is liable for his off duty conduct and if you try to sue the police department for the conduct they will get the case against them dismissed, but the officer will remain liable for your injuries and pain and suffering.
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