TribLIVE

| News


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

Pittsburgh to pay $10K for drug search that turned up nothing

Daily Photo Galleries

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.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Offense awakens to lead Steelers past Panthers
  2. Game changers: Turnover leads to elusive TD for Steelers
  3. LaBar: Lackluster ending to WWE title match
  4. Rossi: State of NFL gives Steelers a chance
  5. Pirates, Worley edge Brewers, 1-0, move to cusp of playoffs
  6. Researchers study ways to protect power grid from solar storms
  7. Pirates notebook: Bucs set single-season attendance record
  8. Steelers notebook: Rooney says owners support Goodell
  9. Man shot to death inside of Homewood bar
  10. He hasn’t just fiddled around
  11. Penguins notebook: Carcillo hopes to give team physical edge
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.