It was a long journey between what happened and understanding it all. In 2000 I had all my proof, the policeman was fired for similar actions in other cases. The rules were changed to prevent further such occurrences. The conclusion of the Citizen's Police Review Board unanimously "Sustained" my complaint, the Chief reversed his initial appraisal and also "sustained." It's actions like this that keep the system in check, it is news, and it does not reflect well on the system... so the system ignores it.
I filed suit in Pro Per for assault & battery, false imprisonment, neglegent hiring, gross negligence, & intentional infliction of emotional distress. I did my own response's, interrogatories, and request for admissions. I was facing a court date for a demand for document production, which would have inculded all the Art Bell orders and much more.
Then I made this:
Looking at it I decided my future was as an artist, not a plaintiff, so I settled the case for a very minimal amount.
On the document their lawyers gave me it contained the boilerplate "doubtful & disputed" line, which I summarily crossed out and thats because it was neither.
So there you have it, a long story... and a true story. There are many details I've not included for brevitys sake, and all of the unkind comments above are issues you guys have to deal with on your own from here on out.