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Man at center of FBI investigation into Pittsburgh police officer's actions will stand trial

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Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12:57 p.m.
 

A Ross man at the center of an FBI investigation over a Pittsburgh police officer's alleged misconduct on St. Patrick's Day will stand trial on charges of defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, an Allegheny County judge ruled Thursday.

Mark Keyser Jr., 27, is scheduled for a formal arraignment on May 22.

Police said Keyser got in the way of Pittsburgh police Detective Frank Rende's attempt to remove a patron at Claddagh Irish Pub at SouthSide Works on March 16, so Rende removed him, too.

A video posted online shows Rende unholster his Taser and taunt people in the crowd with it before holding it against Keyser's neck. Police said tests showed Rende did not fire the Taser.

The incident prompted Mayor Luke Ravenstahl to call for Rende's termination.

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