TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


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

North Apollo woman sues city, police department for false arrest

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, 11:12 a.m.
 

A North Apollo woman whose son is suing the City of Pittsburgh for false arrest claims in a lawsuit moved to federal court Tuesday that city police also falsely arrested her on a charge of witness intimidation while she was attending her son's hearing on May 6, 2010.

Christine Condarcure, 48, says in the lawsuit that a subsequent investigation by the city's Office of Municipal Investigations determined that Officer Anthony Scarpine did not see her encounter with the witness and made up details in his affidavit.

Her son, Taylor Condarcure, 26, claims in his lawsuit that off-duty police officers working security at the Saddle Ridge Saloon in Station Square violated his civil rights during a Feb. 27, 2010 arrest.

A district judge dismissed the charges against Christine Condarcure at a preliminary hearing. A county judge found Taylor Condarcure not guilty after a bench trial.

City attorney Michael Kennedy said the city is still gathering information for its response to Christine Condarcure's claims.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers not receiving big returns on their offseason investments
  2. Steelers intrigued by athleticism of free agent Jones
  3. Rare triple play sparks Pirates’ comeback victory over Cubs
  4. Rossi: Given start, it’s time for Pitt to finish
  5. Ambitious few are turning lighthouses into living spaces
  6. Crash closes part of Route 30 in Unity
  7. AHL overtime rules create some confusion for Penguins prospects
  8. White Oak borough changes its solicitor again
  9. 2 Operation Pork Chop trials set for today
  10. Pitt notebook: Expanded game plan likely awaits Iowa
  11. Pirates notebook: Morton to start Tuesday against Red Sox
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.