What are my rights if I was assaulted by a mall security guard for shoplifting?

Question Details: I was accused of shoplifting. Once mall security was called, I was seated in a private office. The police were called and while waiting for them to arrive, I said that I wanted to call my mom. Both the mall security guard and the store manager said I could not use my phone and that I was going to be handcuffed if I tried. While seated in the chair clutching my phone and my wallet refusing to give both over the male security guard, who was at least 6 foot 1 and 250 lb compared to my 5 foot 8 145 lb female frame, he forcibly pulled me from the chair and slammed me into the ground. I have numerous injuries during the scuffle. The security guard then placed his knee on my back and started to pull my arms behind me. I stated numerous times that I could not breathe and I noticed that his arm was in front of my face, so I bit him in self-defense. I did not break the skin. I have now been charged with assault and battery. However, I feel like I was just defending myself against a security officer that had no reason to pull me from a chair and throw me to the ground. What is my recourse? There is video of this event.

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