CLEVELAND (AP) -- A coroner's ruling says the death of a man during an arrest in suburban Cleveland was a homicide.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said Thursday that a number of factors played a role in the man's death following a traffic accident in June.
Multiple media outlets report that police in Middleburg Heights used two stun guns to shock Howard Hammon of Westlake five times to subdue him following the traffic accident.
The coroner's report describes the cause as sudden death connected with a physical altercation. It also says Hammon was handcuffed in a prone position and had a mix of drugs in his body.
The ruling doesn't say a crime was committed or that police were at fault.
Police say Hammon was resisting arrest and impaired at the time.