The family of a 17-year-old boy who was reportedly beaten by police officers in Troy, Alabama, is demanding answers and body camera footage of the encounter.
Ulysses “Fatdaddy” Wilkerson, 17, was brutally beaten by police officers on Saturday, according to his mother. The Troy Messenger reports that Troy police said they used “reasonable and necessary force” to apprehend Wilkerson.
Wilkerson’s mother posted a Facebook photo showing her son’s bruised and beaten face, saying the Troy police officers were responsible.
“Troy police officers did this to my son while he was in handcuffs,” Angela Williams wrote.
The photo has since circulated the internet, with many activists calling for justice and requesting the release of body cam footage.