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In a new court filing, the owner of the Garage Door Saloon says he intends to prove that Pitt was responsible for the district attorney’s dismissal of criminal charges against a high-ranking Pitt official’s son and his friends for allegedly assaulting the bar’s owner after the three men were removed from the bar.
The allegations against Pitt came in a cross-claim that Garage Door’s lawyers filed as part of an expansive lawsuit filed by Timothy Riley and Jacob Shilling on July 2, who are suing the University of Pittsburgh regarding the December 2017 incident. The third individual involved is Daniel Humphrey, son of Pitt Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Secretary of the Board of Trustees Kathy Humphrey.
The suit against Pitt, Garage Door, its owner and parent company, the arresting officer and Pitt Chief of Police James Loftus alleges that the arresting officer, Michael Rosfeld, had a prior personal relationship with the bar’s owner. The suit also claims Rosfeld arrested the men without reviewing security footage that it said would prove the men’s innocence, depriving the men of their civil rights and unjustly detaining…