- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh City Council introduced legislation to pay $10,000 to a city man who was jailed for 36 days after a witness wrongly identified him as a bakery robber.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/1Q2J3Ah ) reports the legislation was introduced Tuesday to settle the lawsuit filed by 28-year-old DeAndre Brown, a library security guard.

Police arrested and jailed Brown after a bakery clerk identified Brown, saying he recognized Brown as a regular customer during the September 2013 robbery of Dana’s Bakery.

Brown sued saying police charged him even after surveillance video, sign-in sheets, and witnesses confirmed he was at a work-related seminar at the time of the robbery.

Allegheny County prosecutors eventually dropped the charges.

City Council must still vote to approve the settlement, and Mayor Bill Peduto must then sign the measure.


Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com

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