KDKA Exclusive: Second Police Incident Caught On Camera
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A video shows Eddie Lojak this past Saturday — his nose is broken, he has a concussion, a broken rib, chipped teeth, stitches across his face and a chunk of skin ripped from his tongue.
Those injuries happened after a morning of drinking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and ended with a run-in with Pittsburgh Police.
“Cops came up behind me and shoved me down as hard as he could,” Lojak said. “Face first onto the pavement and then they all jumped on me.”
That’s where the cell phone video picks up the incident. It shows a police officer striking Lojak twice, while three other police officers held him down.
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“When he pushed me from behind so hard and I hit and I skidded,” he said. “I just felt myself drag across the pavement. I just laid there motionless.”
The incident happened at Station Square about 1 a.m. Saturday morning. Lojak’s friend was kicked out of the bar and was later charged with defiant trespass.
Sources confirm Lojak was intoxicated, his blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit.
Sources say Lojak’s friend was on the ground, already under arrest and that Lojak approached his friend — and police — in what they call an “aggressive manner,” with his “fists clenched.”