Jordan Miles attorneys oppose jury award reduction
Lawyers for Jordan Miles filed paperwork Monday opposing a request from the attorneys for three officers seeking to reduce the jury's $119,016 damages award.
A federal jury made the award March 31 after a trial in which it found in Miles' favor on a wrongful arrest claim but found in the three officers' favor on an excessive force claim.
The city and Pittsburgh police Officers David Sisak and Michael Saldutte and McCandless police Officer Richard Ewing, who was a Pittsburgh officer at the time of the incident in January 2010 in Homewood, want a federal judge to reduce the jury's award to reflect an earlier settlement with the city and the amount Miles, 22, paid in medical bills.
Separately, Miles' attorneys want a judge to reverse the jury verdict on the force claim and hold a hearing on damages. The officers' attorneys oppose that request.
Bobby Kerlik is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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