Alabama Teen Ulysses Wilkerson Claims Cops Used Excessive Force in Arrest

Family members and activists in Alabama are questioning the use of force by cops in the arrest of a teen, who is recovering “slowly and painfully” from his injuries.

Ulysses Wilkerson’s mother, Angela Williams, posted a picture of her son’s battered face on Facebook in wake of Saturday night’s incident in Troy. The photo has been shared 80,000 times.

Wilkerson, who is black, was walking behind a downtown business in the city of Troy when he was startled by police on the night of Dec. 23, representatives for the family said in a statement. He ran from the officers and when police caught up to him, they beat him, the family said.

“The family wants justice,” spokesman Kenneth Sharpton Glasgow told the Troy Messenger. “The family is very, very upset with the City of Troy and especially the police department.”

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