Federal judge says Pittsburgh police acted properly in fatal shooting

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A lawsuit accusing Pittsburgh police of acting improperly in the 2010 fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man was dismissed today.

Last month U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Mitchell wrote an advisory opinion that officers acted properly when they shot Rashaad Brookins, of Highland Park, finding that he came at them with an uplifted knife in a dark building.

Today U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab wrote that Brookins' family has not filed any objection to the advisory opinion, and that he reviewed the record and approved it.

Rich Lord: rlord@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1542. Twitter: @richelord.


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