Essential Pittsburgh
3:41 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

A Mixed Ruling in the Jordan Miles Civil Case, False Arrest But Not Excessive Force

Jordan Miles leaving court Monday after the verdict.
Jordan Miles leaving court Monday after the verdict.
Credit Deanna Garcia / 90.5 WESA

After weeks of testimony, the civil court trial pitting Homewood resident, Jordan Miles against three Pittsburgh police officers concluded Monday with a wrongful arrest conviction.

90.5 WESA reporter Deanna Garcia describes the verdict as a mixed decision

"The jury found for Miles on the charge of false arrest and for the officers on excessive force allegations. They awarded Miles compensatory damages of $101,016.75 and punitive damages of $6,000 from each of the three officers."

Garcia has been covering the trial over the last few weeks and explained that the case was highly contested because the two sides had very different accounts of what happened.