PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The first police officer to interview Jordan Miles in his hospital room after he was beaten by three Pittsburgh police officers took the stand.

Pittsburgh Police Sgt. Charles Henderson testified that Miles told him he thought he was being robbed the night this happened in January of 2010.

Sgt. Henderson also told the jury that a lot of the information he got from Miles was a little contradictory from some of the other stories that have been told in the courtroom.

He said officers after Richard Ewing, Michael Saldutte and David Sisak described Miles’ arrest with injuries, he went to interview Miles at the hospital.

When asked on the stand about the use of deadly force, Henderson responded, “Based on what the officers told me, they didn’t use deadly force, but we use whatever force is needed to get an actor into custody.”

Meanwhile, a high school friend of Jordan Miles testified that he didn’t remember saying that Miles told him he had a bottle of Mountain Dew.

This is the third week of testimony in this case. Officer Michael Saldutte testified last week.

The jury is expected to hear from the other two officers involved in this case as early as Tuesday.


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