I have a curious question...lets say this leads to a lawsuit. Why not sit the other side down once it starts and they realise they are going to loose. Then offer them a deal, lawsuit gets dropped, IF the offending officer is dismissed from the force and bared from being rehired? Do that in enough lawsuits, and the cops are going to get the hint...back off or you loose your job.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man - Thomas Jefferson