City Council agrees to partial settlement with Jordan Miles

March 6, 2012 11:32 am

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Pittsburgh City Council today approved a partial settlement with Jordan Miles, the Homewood teenager who said three undercover police officers beat him without provocation in January 2010.

Under the partial settlement, the city will pay Mr. Miles $75,000 for legal fees and costs. In exchange, Mr. Miles will release the city and its "direct supervisory employees" from the suit.

The case against the three officers -- Richard Ewing, Michael Saldutte and David Sisak -- will proceed.

The civil trial in U.S. District Court is scheduled to begin July 15, J. Kerrington Lewis, one of Mr. Miles' attorneys, said.

He said the city has agreed to indemnify the officers, meaning it will be on the hook for any costs, punitive damages or compensatory damages that the jury might award.

Joe Smydo: jsmydo@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1548.
First Published 2012-03-06 10:34:10

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