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M-1-toting Troy man, 18, sues over arrest

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Sean Combs, 18, seen here outside an Oakland Co. court on June 20, 2012. Sean Combs, 18, seen here outside an Oakland Co. court on June 20, 2012.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) -- An 18-year-old man who was acquitted of a crime for carrying a loaded M-1 rifle as he walked through the downtown of an affluent Detroit suburb is suing over his arrest.

Sean Combs of Troy tells the Detroit Free Press that the federal lawsuit aims to get Birmingham and its police officers to agree with his claim that they were wrong for arresting him April 13. He says he was exercising his right to bear arms. No dollar amount is specified in the suit.

A judge in July threw out a charge of resisting and obstructing police. A jury then found Combs not guilty of brandishing a firearm and disturbing the peace.

City attorney Tim Currier says the complaint will be fought. Currier says police didn't do anything wrong.

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