Suit filed in excessive force case

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The police accused of using excessive force while arresting a 16-year-old and then lying about it are being sued by the victim's family.

Kathryn Taper and Anthony White have filed the suit on behalf of their son, DeWayne White. DeWayne White was arrested by officers in November 2009 after leading them on a chase. One of the officers involved in the arrest was later found by internal affairs to have been using excessive force.

Other officers at the scene have been accused of lying to cover up the use of excessive force. The officers deny any wrongdoing.

The suit was filed Wednesday by White's parents. They are being represented by Eric Deters in court.

The incident in question is still under investigation.

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