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      Birmingham police face lawsuit over teen beating

      {} {} {}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."

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