- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

CINCINNATI (AP) - A lawsuit alleging a police officer used excessive force when he fatally shot a teenager in a struggle in downtown Cincinnati has been dismissed.

The lawsuit filed by Davon Mullins’ family against officer Oscar Cyranek was dismissed this week in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati. A judge determined Cyranek acted reasonably in self-defense when he shot the 16-year-old Cincinnati boy in August 2011.

Police say the teen had drawn a 9mm handgun and put his finger on the trigger.

The lawsuit contended Mullins had been disarmed and was on the ground when the officer shot him. The Hamilton County prosecutor and a police board cleared Cyranek of any wrongdoing.

Attorney Benjamin Maraan (muh-RAN’) says the family plans to appeal the ruling to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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