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Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, 7:18 p.m.

Pittsburgh City Council approved a $10,000 settlement on Tuesday with an Elliott man, who claimed police violated his civil rights when they searched him for drugs during a traffic stop.

Police officers used a pressure point method known as the Oral Drug Extraction Technique on Donald Schutz, 53, when they stopped him on Crucible Street in 2006, according to a federal lawsuit.

The technique is designed to dislodge drugs from a suspect's mouth, but officers found no drugs on Schutz, who claimed they damaged his left eye and sinus.

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