5 Police Fired for Police Brutality

5 Police Fired for Police Brutality!

Five Birmingham police officers fired Tuesday on charges they used excessive force on a man after a pursuit have appealed the decision to the Jefferson County Personnel Board, authorities said.

A hearing officer will investigate the claims and make a recommendation to the Personnel Board's three-member governing body. The officers involved each have between 7 and 15 years of experience on the police force.

The beating incident happened when a Birmingham police officer tried to question 38-year-old Anthony Warren about possible drug activity. Warren fled starting a chase, captured by a police video camera, which showed Warren struck a Hoover police officer and then was thrown from his own car after he crashed. Authorities said he was unconscious when officers began beating him with a billy club, fists and feet.

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