• FBI wants 'full' probe of Millvale stun gun use

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    MILLVALE, Pa. - The FBI and the district attorney are opening a "full" investigation into whether a Pittsburgh-area police officer violated the civil rights of a man by allegedly using a stun gun on him while handcuffed.

    FBI spokeswoman Kelly Kochamba told Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE that an initial review found enough evidence to warrant the criminal investigation.

    The investigation began last month after someone leaked a 52-second cellphone video of the Sept. 21 incident at the Millvale police station to some Pittsburgh media outlets and the attorney for the handcuffed man, 27-year-old Thomas Jason Smith.

    Millvale solicitor Jack Cambest has said the officer was not fired or suspended, but has received additional training as part of her otherwise unspecified discipline.

    Allegheny County District Attorney's spokesman Mike Manko said any deviation from county standards for stun gun use is "cause for concern."

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