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Suspect in police chase suing mayor and security team

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The shooting stopped traffic for hours on I-20/59 in downtown Birmingham. Source: WBRC tower cam The shooting stopped traffic for hours on I-20/59 in downtown Birmingham. Source: WBRC tower cam
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

One of the men who was shot by Birmingham Mayor William Bell's security detail during a police chase in November is suing the mayor and his security team for false imprisonment, excessive force, and assault and battery.

In the federal lawsuit filed this week, Justin White claims he wasn't doing anything wrong when the SUV carrying the mayor and his security team began tailing White's vehicle.

White says he crashed on I-20/59 downtown because he was startled when the SUV behind him turned on its flashing lights. He also claims the police officers on the mayor's detail shot into his car for no reason.

Bell's office today told FOX6 News it doesn't comment on pending litigation.

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