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Trial begins in civil rights lawsuit against 2 Pittsburgh officers

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Monday, July 14, 2014, 12:09 p.m.
 

A federal jury on Monday began hearing testimony in a Perry North man's civil lawsuit that claims a Pittsburgh police officer beat him during a December 2012 traffic stop on the North Side.

Anthony Kenney, 40, said Officer Matthew Turko beat him before and after handcuffing him and alleges that Officer Robert Smith didn't intervene until he saw someone else was watching the assault.

The officers claim Kenney refused to exit his car and that Turko used an arm hold to force him to get out. They deny beating him. Kenney was convicted of fleeing the police and sentenced to three months of probation.

 

 

 
 


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