Police Abuse

Court: Police Used Excessive Force in Killing Unarmed Student

Beat and smothered him to death


CINCINNATI—An appeals panel says three northeastern Ohio officers used excessive force in a deadly encounter with a naked and unarmed college student.

The Tuesday ruling from the three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati clears the way for a lawsuit filed by the mother of 19-year-old William Parker Martin.