The Pittsburgh man who badly beaten by three police officers after they arrested him for supposedly loitering and resisting arrest is asking the court for a retrial of his civil suit for wrongful arrest. The man's original lawsuit ended with a hung jury in August, leaving the door open for some of the charges to be raised against the officers in a second trial.
Attorneys for an African American Pittsburgh man who was arrested and beaten by three white police officers in January 2010 say their client will continue his legal battle after a federal court jury failed to come to a verdict on allegations of false arrest and excessive force against the officers. That means that a future jury will re-hear the case against the officers, who allegedly arrested the plaintiff for lurking without identifying themselves, hit him on the head and choked him while he was handcuffed.
An Allegheny County police dispatcher who was wrongfully arrested for having a similar name to a suspect in a drug dealing investigation has filed a lawsuit against two local police department. The suit accuses Moon Township and Coraopolis police of ignoring the plaintiff's explanation that he was the victim of mistaken identity and damaging his professional reputation in the process.
An attorney for a Pittsburgh-area man who spent a week in jail after being arrested for check fraud says his client is suing the police officer who arrested him for false arrest. He said that his client was wrongly charged after he tried to do the right thing by reporting suspected check fraud from a scammer.