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Pittsburgh to pay $75K in student's beating case, lawsuit against officers proceeding
PITTSBURGH (AP) ' The Pittsburgh City Council has approved a $75,000 partial settlement with a former black high school arts student who claims he was wrongly beaten by three white undercover officers.
Jordan Miles is still suing the officers who arrested him in January 2010, but the partial settlement releases city officials from liability. However, Miles' attorney, J. Kerrington Lewis, says the city has agreed to pay any future judgments against the officers.
A judge threw out resisting arrest and other charges against Miles, and the Department of Justice chose not to file criminal civil rights charges against the officers. They were reinstated by the city in May.
The officers said Miles ran from them and appeared to have a gun, which turned out to be a bottle of soda.