Nos. 73-1279, 73-1740.

485 F.2d 1068 (1973)

David Lee Den HARTIGH, Appellant, v. John LATIN, Jr., et al. Michael H. MARSH, Appellant, v. Walter W. HOLLINGSWORTH et al.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

October 5, 1973.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Alan Dranitzke, Washington, D. C., was on the Motion for Summary Reversal in No. 73-1279.

John E. Vanderstar, Washington, D. C., was on the Motion for Summary Reversal in No. 73-1740.

C. Francis Murphy, Corp. Counsel, Richard Barton and David P. Sutton, Asst. Corp. Counsel, Washington, D. C., were on the opposition for appellee.

Before BAZELON, Chief Judge, and LEVENTHAL, Circuit Judge.


These cases both arise from complaints alleging excessive use of force and other violations of constitutional rights by named officers of the Metropolitan Police Department, their immediate supervisors, and the District of Columbia. Both cases were certified to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and it is from such transfers that these appeals are taken.

Because of the importance of the questions raised by these appeals, and the policy...

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