Appeals Court Upholds Stillwagon's Excessive Force Lawsuit Against Delaware Police

Aug 31, 2018

Jim Stillwagon's 2012 mug shot

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has upheld a lawsuit by the widow of former Ohio State football star Jim Stillwagon. 

Effie Stillwagon alleges Delaware police officers used excessive force arresting her late husband during a September 2012 road rage incident. He was acquitted four years ago. Jim Stillwagon died earlier this year. The lawsuit also says police altered facts and suppressed and destroyed evidence to pursue their investigation. Attorneys representing the City of Delaware and the police department have yet to comment.