Civil Mediation Put on Hold by Pending Criminal Case

The Post-Gazette
February 22, 2011

Police accountability groups have recently taken on the case of a young juvenile who was allegedly chased and beaten by police officers for carrying what the police thought to be a gun (it turned out to be a Mountain Dew bottle). As the criminal probe continues, settlement of the civil lawsuit is disrupted.

Mediation has failed because the case cannot be settled with pending grand jury investigation. Litigation will continue as well as ongoing discovery. The young man (now in college), his family, and the community must wait for police accountability.

Read Article—

ADR Times is a community exploring mediation, conflict resolution, diplomacy and peace - a library of news, insights and resources. We welcome contributions and collaborations from other like-minded and proactive dispute resolution practitioners and scholars.