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Five Birmingham Police Officers Caught on Tape Beating Unconscious Man Appeal Termination

Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - An attorney for five Birmingham police
officers who were fired after being shown on videotape beating an
unconscious suspect says they were doing their job and following
their training.
Attorney Gayle Gear said Thursday that the officers did not know
that the suspect, Anthony Warren, had been ejected from his car and
was unconscious after it crashed at the end of a police chase.
Gear said the officers have appealed their dismissal to the
Jefferson County Personnel Board.
The attorney for Warren, Wendy Crew, said she expects to file a
lawsuit this week against the officers and the police department.
Crew said the suit would seek monetary damages and ask the court to
order the city to change the way it trains police officers.