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Police Beat 18-year-old Violinist Over Mountain Dew Bottle

Pittsburgh police have reassigned three plainclothes officers to uniformed duty pending the investigation into the beating of an 18-year-old student.
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Pittsburgh police have reassigned three plainclothes officers to uniformed duty pending the investigation into the beating of an 18-year-old student.

A police report indicates that officers became interested in Jordan Miles when they suspected he had a gun in his coat. After beating Miles in the head with a closed fist, the officers discovered the object was a Mountain Dew bottle.

Police claim that Miles resisted arrest but the 18-year-old violinist and honor student said that police did not identify themselves.

According to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, "Miles suffered a swollen face, hair ripped from his scalp and a twig jabbed through his gum during the incident."

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