U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
May 21, 2015

Shuman Center Youth Care Worker Sentenced to Probation for Federal Misdemeanor

PITTSBURGH—A former resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was sentenced yesterday in federal court to one year probation on a misdemeanor charge of deprivation of civil rights under color of law, to which the defendant pleaded guilty earlier this year, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan imposed the sentence on McArthur Mosley, 28, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on or about April 14, 2014, Mosley, while acting under color of law as a youth care worker with the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center, willfully deprived the victim of the right, secured and protected by the United States Constitution, not to be subjected to excessive force amounting to punishment by someone acting under color of law.

Assistant United States Attorneys Cindy K. Chung and Shaun Sweeney prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for conducting the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of McArthur Mosley.

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