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Jordan Miles asks for second trial on claims that three officers violated his civil rights

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Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
 

A Homewood man on Wednesday asked a federal judge to schedule a second trial on his claims that three Pittsburgh police officers violated his constitutional rights during a Jan. 12, 2010, arrest on Tioga Street.

Jordan Miles, 20, claims that Officers Michael Saldutte, David Sisak and Richard Ewing falsely arrested him and used excessive force during the incident. The officers deny any wrongdoing.

Miles also claimed the officers maliciously prosecuted him on charges that were later dismissed, but a federal jury in August acquitted the officers on that count after a trial where testimony by 25 witnesses stretched over three weeks. The jury deadlocked on the other two counts, and U.S. District Judge Gary Lancaster declared a mistrial, which allows Miles to try his case again.

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