PITTSBURGH (AP) -A black teen who attended the city’s performing arts high school has filed a federal lawsuit saying three white Pittsburgh police officers wrongfully beat him in January, then conspired to file false charges against him and concocted a cover story for their actions.

The city is not commenting on the lawsuit filed by Jordan Miles on Monday in U.S. District Court.

Miles claims the officers assumed he was a troublemaker because of his race and beat him without cause.

Miles says in the lawsuit he thought he was being kidnapped by the plainclothes officers, and muttered “The Lord’s Prayer” out of fear as they allegedly beat him.

The officers remain on paid leave. The Associated Press could not immediately reach the officers for comment.

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