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Posted: 11:12 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A federal judge has dismissed a man's claim that Pittsburgh police used excessive force by wounding him when he tried to flee.
According to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE, Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan said the evidence blatantly contradicts 37-year-old Shawn Joseph Miller's version of the 2009 events.
Police said they chased Miller's car at speeds up to 70 mph shortly after 1 a.m. and that he wouldn't surrender, shot at officers, and injured one officer.
Miller had claimed in the lawsuit that the three officers used excessive force by wounding him twice as he attempted to flee.
Miller pleaded guilty to numerous criminal charges in the case and is serving nine to 13 years in prison.
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