Ulysses Wilkerson: Troy Police Officers Battered Teen Beyond Recognition Despite Being In Handcuffs
According to the victim’s mother Angela Williams, her 17-year-old son, Ulysses Wilkerson, suffered swelling on the brain, trauma to the brain and a cracked eye socket after being manhandled by authorities in Troy, Alabama. The police officers battered the teen beyond recognition despite being in handcuffs. She wrote on her Facebook page:
“Troy police officers did this to my son While he was in handcuffs. Please share this 😡shit happening in Troy Al now😡😡I hope that they body camera was on and they haven’t told me shit yet . Please share I’m heading to Birmingham to UAB he has fracture and had to transport to have surgery”.
The incident unfolded Saturday night when officers saw Ulysses walking behind a closed business in downtown Troy. However, the authorities said that Wilkerson fled on foot when he was approached by the cops. It’s understood that when Ulysses Wilkerson was eventually caught, he refused to put his hands behind his back and reached for his waistband as if reaching for a weapon. Force was then used to handcuff and restrain him.
Wilkerson was transferred to the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham from Troy Regional Medical Center where he was earlier taken to.
He was initially charged with obstructing governmental operations and resisting arrest, but the charges were dropped, the teen’s father, Ulysses Wilkerson Jr, said.
A handgun was found lying on the ground when officers later returned to the scene of the arrest.
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