SMH: 17-Year-Old Ulysses Wilkerson was brutally beaten by Troy police and his family wants answers.
Wilkerson had trauma to the brain, and a cracked eye socket in three different places.
It is said that officers tried to talk to Wilkerson after seeing him coming around the corner of a building in downtown Troy, but he fled leading them on a foot chase.
A Witness said she saw officers surrounding Wilkerson who appeared to be unconscious.
His family is asking for bodycam footage to be released. They also said that all charges against Wilkerson were dropped and that he was never placed under arrest but was in handcuffs.
Wilkerson was released from UAB Hospital in Birmingham, but remains under medical observation and could possibly undergo surgery after more swelling goes down.
The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation says they are conducting an investigation into the force used by the Troy Police Department officers. Here is what the release from SBI stated: