PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – A Pittsburgh man’s lawyer says his client has accepted a $125,000 settlement more than six years after the man – who is black – says three white police officers wrongfully arrested him and then beat him.
Attorney Joel Sansone says his 24-year-old client, Jordan Miles, decided to end the litigation and put the events behind him. Miles wasn’t immediately available to comment.READ MORE: Pennsylvania State Prisons To Halt In-Person Visitation Through February
But Sansone said, “It’s time for Jordan to start the next phase of his life.”
“Jordan has an extremely bright future, and he just didn’t want to be identified with that young boy they [the officers] beat up that night,” Sansone added.
City council plans to take up legislation on the proposed settlement on Tuesday. A spokesman for Mayor Bill Peduto says the deal was reached during federal mediation.READ MORE: Fund Helps Train Nurse's Aides For Free
“Jordan wanted the truth to come out and he wanted to be proven correct, that he did nothing wrong,” Sansone said.
Miles sued twice in federal court, claiming there was no reason to arrest him and that police used excessive force.
A jury found in March 2014 that the officers had lacked probable cause in the arrest.Lawmaker Proposes Constitutional Amendment To Privatize Liquor Stores
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