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PITTSBURGH (AP) – An attorney for a black man shot by one of three white Pittsburgh police officers involved in a 2012 traffic stop told a federal jury his client was wrongly “intimidated,” ”threatened,” ”terrorized” and “ultimately paralyzed” in closing arguments of the civil rights lawsuit against two of the officers.

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Only Officers David Derbish and Anthony Miller face potential liability for the injuries suffered by 24-year-old Leon Ford.

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Ford’s attorney, Fred Rabner, told the jury Tuesday the officers were “pals” who covered up wrongly detaining Ford because they thought he was a gang member with a similar name, age and appearance.

Paul Krepps, the officers’ attorney, defended their actions saying the entire stop was 15 minutes and Derbish shot Ford during a frantic 7-second interval when Ford’s car drove forward as the officer struggled to pull Ford from the vehicle.

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