PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After a full day of deliberations, the jury in the Jordan Miles civil trial against three police officers could not reach a verdict, but they did have some questions.
After deliberating more than four hours on Friday, the jury wanted to hear again a defense attorney’s cross-examination of Jordan Miles and his mother, Terez Miles.
But so far, they have not asked to hear testimony or cross-examination of the three officers.
The passage they asked to have read back to them is a portion of Terez Miles’ testimony regarding when she learned that her son was arrested.
She testified she learned of the arrest that night, but didn’t locate him at the jail until the next day.
The jury also asked to hear a portion of the cross-examination of Jordan Miles regarding when Officer Michael Saldutte asked him where he lived.
The defense made a lot of Jordan Miles’ testimony at previous proceedings when he said the three men asked him only for guns money and drugs.
The defense argued that anything else Miles admitted about what they said is an inconsistency. But there had been a question as to whether that question was asked after his arrest.
The jury then said they might have more questions, but late Friday told the judge they didn’t need to hear any more of the testimony for now.
This jury has to decide what the last jury in 2012 was hung on: whether Miles’ arrest was legal and whether the officers used excessive force.
The jury will resume deliberations Monday morning.