TribLIVE

| News


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

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

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.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. U.S. Steel Tower tenants stand to benefit from company’s relocation
  2. Suspect in Route 28 death has long history of ignoring vehicle registration, license laws, records show
  3. Surgery for man shot by Pittsburgh officer on hold amid legal limbo
  4. Lower gas prices entice motorists to drive long distances for Thanksgiving
  5. Brentwood police chief to get nearly $200K as part of settlement agreement with borough
  6. Alcoa judgement helps U.S. Attorney’s Office collect 5 times its budget
  7. La Roche College to accept up to 90 credits from community college students
  8. Thanksgiving closures
  9. Newsmaker: Sister Rita Yeasted
  10. U.S. Steel to relocate corporate headquarters on former Civic Arena site
  11. State leaders give input on budget woes at Pittsburgh meeting
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.