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Ann Arbor teenager's arrest at bus station sparks protests

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ANN ARBOR, MI (AP) -

Protesters are rallying around a 16-year-old boy who was pushed to the ground when arrested at a bus station in Ann Arbor.

Demonstrators on Wednesday marched from the Blake Transit Center to the Ann Arbor Justice Center. Organizers say police need to change use-of-force policies for juveniles.

Police responded to a report last week of a fight involving 15 to 20 teenagers at the transit center. Video shows an officer arresting 16-year-old Ciaeem Slanton by putting him on the ground, kneeling on his back and pointing a stun gun at the teen.

Ciaeem tells WDIV-TV he wasn't involved in the fight. His mother says her son was released after receiving a trespass citation.

Police say the arrest is under review. The department has submitted an incident report to the county prosecutor.

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