MOBILE, Alabama -- The father of an Alabama man who died in police custody says in a new federal lawsuit that officers "staged" his suicide to cover up what they describe as a brutal beating by officers while he was handcuffed and on his knees.
In the lawsuit filed this week, Framon Weaver Sr. says Mount Vernon police officers used a stun gun during the beating of his son, Framon Weaver Jr., who had been arrested Dec. 17, 2010 on public intoxication charges with his girlfriend, Monica Griffin.
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