PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A total of $75,000 is what is now on the table to absolve only the City of Pittsburgh from a civil lawsuit filed by Jordan Miles.
Miles claims in January of 2010, he was walking to his grandmother’s house on Tiago Street when three plain clothes officers, Officers Richard Ewing, Michael Saldutte, and David Sisak confronted him.
Miles claims they beat him during an arrest attempt.
The officers have said that Miles ran from them and appeared to be armed.
Last year, Miles refused a settlement of $180,000 that would have not only discharged the City of Pittsburgh from legal responsibility, but also the officers.
“Sometimes a pure apology goes a long way to at least begin to heal and to build the bridge. Just to say, we messed up,” Tim Stevens said.
Stevens, with the Black Political Empowerment Project, has been visible through the Miles trial.
He would not comment specifically on the amount of the settlement, but said no one has taken blame.
Meanwhile, the latest settlement offer still allows Miles to proceed with the civil lawsuit against the officers.
Unless the bill is fast tracked, the settlement offer will be read again next week and also discussed.