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Anti-police brutality group suing City of Detroit and officals

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Anti-police brutality protesters are suing the City of Detroit, Mayor Mike Duggan and Police Chief James Craig and three other officers for alleged abuses.

Alex Anest was at a recent ‘Detroit Will Breathe’ protest serving as a medic. He says a peaceful protest was made violent by Detroit Police.

“So it turns really quickly, pretty much immediately the police became violent as soon as they got there,” said Anest.

Anest says he was hospitalized with a broken rib and a punctured lung after being beaten an officer.

The complaint filed in federal court is asking a judge to deny DPD the ability to use rubber bullets, tear gas, and chokeholds.

Deputy Chief Todd Bettison had this message for protesters last week.

“To 'Detroit Will Breathe', you're not welcome, go," says Bettison. "It's just not working.”

Now instead of meeting protesters in the street police will have to meet them in the courtroom.