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Birmingham police face lawsuit over teen beating

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BIRMINGHAM - AL -

     A new lawsuit claims Birmingham police officers beat a 17 year old after an event at Boutwell Auditorium.

    Court documents show the teen was at the auditorium in April 2011 when fights broke out.  The teen took cover under a truck until his mother arrived.  But the suit says when he came out, several officers struck and kicked him.  The officers turned the teen over to his mother- but the suit claims they were later pulled over, and the teen was arrested for disorderly conduct.  His mother asked what her son did wrong.  An officer said, "He ran."