10/25/2006

Autopsy contradicts claims of suspect shot, then beaten, by Ohio officers

Jim Nichols, Plain Dealer Reporter
Plain Dealer
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Witnesses claim that Cleveland police beat a mortally wounded man seconds after an officer shot him on Cleveland's East Side Saturday, but the county coroner said an autopsy found no signs of a beating.

"There were no bruises - no other injuries other than the gunshot wounds," Cuyahoga County Coroner Elizabeth Balraj said Sunday.

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