TribLIVE

| Home


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Lawsuit claims Pittsburgh police cover-up

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 7:44 p.m.
 

Two men claim in a federal lawsuit filed Friday that Pittsburgh police Sgt. William Kunz and six other officers conspired to cover up a road rage incident by Officer Garrett Brown, who is awaiting trial.

Blaine Johnston, 59, of Carnegie and Matthew Mazzie, age and address unknown, say Kunz and the other officers conferred with Brown and then filed false charges against Johnston so that Brown could avoid internal discipline and civil and criminal liability for his actions in the Nov. 18, 2010 incident and file a false insurance claim.

The two men are suing the city, Brown, Kunz and the other officers who are only partially identified in the lawsuit.

Brown is scheduled to stand trial on March 4 on charges of filing a false claim, making a false report, theft and two counts of reckless endangerment, according to Common Pleas court records.

City solicitor Dan Regan said he couldn't comment on the case.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers notebook: No-huddle gets limited use vs. Texans
  2. Nearing season’s midpoint, Steelers still have issues to sort out
  3. Prosecutors say Ferrante tested toxin on mice to gauge effect on human
  4. Nervous investors crunch stocks
  5. Bomb threat found at Franklin Regional High School
  6. Somerset Trust Train Station Complex in Connellsville to hold grand opening
  7. Former Penn-Trafford student put on house arrest for drug sales
  8. Rossi: Fleury is, and will remain, Penguins’ soul
  9. One-day lane restrictions set on Route 30 in North Huntingdon
  10. Lawyer: Steelers center Pouncey, brother won’t be charged in July fracas
  11. I-79 north repaving work to create detours tonight in Cranberry
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.