PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal jury will continue deliberations Friday in a civil rights lawsuit filed by a black motorist paralyzed by a white Pittsburgh police officer during a traffic stop nearly five years ago.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines: FDA Set To Discuss Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Twenty-four-year-old Leon Ford is suing Officers David Derbish and Andrew Miller for the November 2012 traffic stop where Derbish shot Ford five times.
Court records show jurors began deliberating Tuesday and had not yet reached a verdict by Thursday.READ MORE: Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh Steelers Hosting COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At Heinz Field
Ford says the officers acted aggressively because they thought he was a gang member with a similar name, age and appearance.
The officers maintain Derbish fired because Ford was resisting and tried to drive off as he and Derbish struggled inside the vehicle.
Ford says the car was inadvertently knocked into gear.MORE NEWS: American Dermatological Association Warns Parents Over Dangerous Skincare Trend On TikTok
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