TribLIVE

| News


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

New Brighton man claims false arrest in federal lawsuit

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:54 p.m.
 

A New Brighton man claims in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that a Glassport police officer violated his civil rights during an October 2012 traffic stop.

Michael S. Caldwell, 56, said Officer Michael Piccini had no reason to stop him and forcibly remove him from his vehicle, place him in handcuffs and detain him before releasing him without any charges. He said police Chief Howard Kifer observed part of the incident and approved of Piccini's actions.

Caldwell is suing the borough, Piccini and Kifer. Caldwell's attorney, Tim O'Brien, and the borough's solicitor, Gary Matta, couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. District college notebook: Uniontown grad Sanner makes history for Seton Hill
  2. Alleged Bunola shooter out of hospital
  3. Ringgold goal to foster excellence
  4. Starkey: Kang story of the year for Pirates
  5. Penguins GM Rutherford ‘wouldn’t make’ Despres trade today
  6. Lawmaker eyes Charleroi street woes
  7. Springdale suspect’s fate could depend on mental health assessment
  8. Connellsville gifted students bring history to life
  9. Southmoreland commencement scheduled for Friday evening
  10. Springdale police chief receives long-awaited job description
  11. ‘Healthy Foods for Men’ lecture set for Wexford pavilion