PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – No jurors have been selected in the civil trial against three Pittsburgh Police officers accused of beating a former CAPA student in 2010.
The three officers being sued by Jordan Miles – Richard Ewing, Michael Saldutte and David Sisak – arrived early Monday morning for the jury selection process, which began at 12:15 p.m. Monday.
Miles, now 20, claims on a cold night in 2010, he was beaten by the three officers who did not identify themselves.
However, the officers claim they did identify themselves and that they only pursued Miles because he tried to run and they thought he was armed. It was later determined that he was not armed.
Sixty-five potential jurors were summoned to the courtroom – three of them African Americans – all asked in public if they knew any of the parties.
Twenty potential jurors were asked in private their attitudes about race.
A total of eight jurors will be selected for the case.
All of them are expected back in court Tuesday.