TribLIVE

| News


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

Munhall couple sue West Mifflin, county over mistaken arrest

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:03 p.m.
 

A Munhall couple claim in a lawsuit moved to federal court on Thursday that a West Mifflin police officer injured the husband while mistakenly arresting him during a July 31 drug raid near Alberta Street.

Timothy Rager says that West Mifflin police Officer Gregory McCulloch pulled him from his van and forced him onto the ground, injuring his shoulder. He and his wife, Alicia, originally sued McCulloch, West Mifflin, Allegheny County and the District Attorney's Office in Common Pleas Court.

The county had the case moved to federal court because the Ragers claim the defendants violated their civil rights.

Representatives for the county and district attorney's office declined comment. West Mifflin solicitor Phillip DiLucente said he couldn't discuss the case but said the borough will fight the lawsuit.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. High school football notebook: State record possible for South Fayette QB
  2. Steelers pressing to create opportunities to get to quarterback
  3. Jobs on state website include ‘private party dancing,’ ‘car dates’
  4. Steelers notebook: Mitchell aware of need to reduce penalties
  5. Consol Energy cutting retiree health benefits, phasing out pension
  6. White woman sues sperm bank for giving her donation from black man
  7. Girl missing for 12 years rescued in Mexico; mother arrested
  8. Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office seeks halt to sheriff’s sale of Conneaut Lake Park
  9. VIA Festival in Pittsburgh stays on cutting-edge for music, visual/video art
  10. Pirates notebook: Nutting says team may ‘stretch’ for Martin
  11. Steelers’ Tomlin does not like his coaching style to be characterized
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.