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Jordan Miles Takes Proposed $125k Deal In Police Beating, Lawyer Says

Deanna Garcia
90.5 WESA

A Pittsburgh man's lawyer says his client has accepted a $125,000 settlement more than six years after the man — who is black — says three white police officers wrongfully arrested him and then beat him.

Attorney Joel Sansone says his 24-year-old client, Jordan Miles, decided to end the litigation and put the events behind him. Miles wasn't immediately available to comment.

City council plans to take up legislation on the proposed settlement on Tuesday. A spokesman for Mayor Bill Peduto says the deal was reached during federal mediation.

Miles sued twice in federal court, claiming there was no reason to arrest him and that police used excessive force.

A jury found in March 2014 that the officers had lacked probable cause in the arrest.