You post a difficult situation. First, as a private establishment, they make the rules. They can admit or reject any person they wish so long as it does not relate to a protected class by law (race, cred, color, religion etc...).
Second, even if the bouncers used excessive force, there is a question of damages. To recover, you must have some compensable injury. Unfortunately, embarrasment and some force that did little or no damage is not compensable. At least not to the extent to involve legal counsel.
In the end, I am afraid, other than a complaint, you have little recourse here.
I am sorry for your troubles.
You can make a report to police, which appears you have already done. They decide whether a battery has occurred and whether or not to submit the case to the prosecutor for charging. It seems they already declined to do that.
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You have few cards to play. You could sue in civil court, but, again, you must prove damages. If you were uninjured, there is no viable recovery.
WIthout medical records and a medical bill, a recovery is unlikely. If anything, it is a small claims court action. Even then, you must show excessive force and some damages. It may not be right, but chances of recovery seem bleak.
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I am not sure I understand. There is what is right and there is also reality.
First, you are on their property. That means they set the rules. Second, although you have a right to self defense with reasonable force, you are in an inferior position in their establishment, with hteir rules, and, critically, their witnesses. That means, in most cases, you lose. It is not uncommon for a person to be roughed up by bouncers. Unfortunately, unless there is some serious injury that goes beyond the pale of a normal ouster, there is no viable legal action.
I am sorry.
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