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Civil Lawsuit to be Filed After Son Beaten by Police
COLUMBUS (Tara Morgan) - A Michigan father is moving forward with a civil lawsuit after he says police beat his son who's an OSU student.
James Hines posted several clips on YouTube including dash cam video and surveillance pictures he says his lawyers obtained through discovery.
Hines says his son, Joseph who attends OSU, begged officers to stop as they investigated allegations of underage drinking.
Joseph Hines was convicted of littering and fined $100.
But his dad says his son spent three days in the hospital and now has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
He wants police to receive better training to deal with young adults.
"You can not come with the mindset that they're drug dealers and carrying weapons and felony warrants how do you look at a person and make that judgement. I'm trying to make sure other children don't get beat," said Hines.
We did reach out to the Fraternal Order of Police for comment.
Hines says he expects a civil lawsuit will be filed in the next two weeks.