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$10M lawsuit filed  over police beating of Michigan teen

ALBION (AP) — The family of a Michigan teenager who was struck by a police officer while handcuffed in a patrol car has filed a lawsuit seeking $10 million.

The lawsuit, filed this week in Calhoun County, says the 13-year-old's civil rights were violated during the November incident, which was recorded on police camera. The officer worked in Albion, about 95 miles west of Detroit.

The teen was arrested after police were called to his home for possible assaultive behavior. The lawsuit says he was punched after spitting at an officer.

The lawsuit says the boy has mental health problems and was experiencing an emotional crisis.

Albion says the officer was fired.

Detroit settling case over dogs killed during raid

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit has agreed to pay about $60,000 to settle a lawsuit with the owners of three dogs that were killed during a police raid.

Attorney Christopher Olson said the deal was disclosed in federal court last week but still needs approval from the city council.

Nikita Smith and Kevin Thomas said their civil rights were violated when three dogs were killed during a search for drugs in 2015. The owners won a key decision last fall when a federal appeals court said they were entitled to due process.

The court said police officers can’t “kill every unlicensed dog on the spot,” just like they can’t immediately destroy an unlicensed car. Police had argued that Debo, a pit bull, and Smoke, a Rottweiler, were aggressive.

Self-driving vehicle pulled over by curious police officer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route.

Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements says an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous vehicle because he had never seen one before.

The bus-like vehicle operated by Michigan-based May Mobility was dropping off passengers when a police cruiser arrived with blinking lights and a siren.

It was just hours after the public launch of a state-funded pilot shuttle service. The shuttle offers free rides on a 12-stop urban loop. Each vehicle holds six people, including an attendant who takes control when the self-driving technology falls short.

Clements says the curious police officer talked with the attendant and didn’t issue any tickets or warnings.

Police: Five-year-old brought crack cocaine to preschool

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are investigating after a five-year-old boy brought about two dozen vials of crack cocaine into a preschool at a Roman Catholic church.

Police say the boy told a teacher’s aide at St. Cyprian Children’s Center that the person who handed him the bag told him to hide it.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia tells WTXF-TV the teacher’s aide took the bag, which she suspected held drugs, informed an administrator, and they called 911.

No other children came in contact with the drugs, and no one was harmed.

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