Defense Attorney: Lawsuit Against Cops In Controversial Killing Thrown Out

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A defense attorney confirms a federal court has thrown out a lawsuit against two cops who shot and killed Brandon McCloud - a case that sparked protests since the was a teenager confronted in his bedroom.

15-year-old McCloud was a robbery suspect. Two Cleveland police officers were serving a search warrant. The officers said McCloud came out of a closet with a knife and they opened fire.

The defense attorney says the court ruled the officers had a reasonable right to use deadly force. [Read more HERE]

The attorney for the family can ask to have the case reheard or sent to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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