Three white Pittsburgh policemen are charged with the murder of Jonny Gammage, a local businessman and cousin of Pittsburgh Steelers player Ray Seals.
1995 (Nov 27)
Following the October 12 death of Pittsburgh area businessman Jonny Gammage, two white police officers were charged with third-degree murder, while a third was charged with involuntary manslaughter. Gammage, a cousin of Pittsburgh Steelers player Ray Seals, suffocated after only seven minutes in police custody. He was arrested following a low-speed chase during which he ran three red lights and ignored signals by police to stop. Once stopped, Gammage allegedly charged the arresting officers and struggled violently before being subdued.