PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal court jury has found that three white Pittsburgh police officers did not maliciously prosecute a young black man who was arrested for prowling and fighting with police more than two years ago. The jury was deadlocked on charges that the officers used excessive force and falsely arrested him.
They declined to award any damages and said Wednesday they were hopelessly deadlocked.
The jury's decision came after five days of deliberations on claims by 20-year-old Jordan Miles that he was stopped without cause — and likely because he was a young black man walking in his high-crime neighborhood — then wrongly arrested and beaten before and after he was handcuffed.
The officers have maintained they did nothing wrong..