• North Side woman says she was roughed up by police; Police say something different happened


    PITTSBURGH - A North Side woman said she was roughed up by Pittsburgh police, but police are telling a very different story.

    “The guy grabbed me by my neck and his fingers went up my face and his one finger went in my mouth and I bit it.  I let go, and he sucker punched me real hard and knocked me out.  I hit the ground.  I woke up to two cops stomping me in my face," said Mia Green.

    Channel 11 found in court documents that police were called to a home on Lockhart Street for a disturbance between Green and her mom’s boyfriend.

    Police said Green and her mom cursed at police and were eventually taken into custody.

    “After reading the report, I stand by my officers.  Her injuries were slight and consistent.  If anything, if Green had complied, it could have gone away with some citation," said Police Commander Rashall Brackney.

    The officer was treated for the finger bite and got a tetanus shot.

    Green is facing aggravated assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges.  A hearing is set for May 29.

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