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DA: No charges against police in student beating

DA: No charges against Pittsburgh police in case of student who said he was wrongly beaten By The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) ' A prosecutor won't bring charges against three white Pittsburgh police officers who were accused of using excessive force by a black student who claimed they wrongly beat him.

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. said at a press conference Wednesday there isn't a prosecutable case against the officers.

Twenty-year-old Jordan Miles was a student at the city's performing arts high school at the time of the 2010 beating.

The undercover officers contend Miles ran and resisted after appearing to have a gun, but it was a bottle of soda. Miles denies even having the bottle and claims he was targeted simply because he was a young black man.

Last year, the Justice Department chose not to file criminal civil rights charges against the officers.

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