I haven't researched this statement to know if this is true or not. anyone can make a criminal complaint, but it takes the prosecutors office to file charges. Most prosecutors are elected.
You can file a civil suit like a title 42 USC §1983 depreciation of rights under color of law including in the civil suit that they are violating the law under title 18 § 242 a criminal charge for depreciation of rights under color of law. It cost around $350 to file the complaint at the federal courthouse.