Christian Morrow, Pittsburgh New Courier—Spurred by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s lack of action in charging the three Pittsburgh officers accused of beating CAPA student Jordan Miles more than a year ago, District 10 County Councilman William Robinson has proposed legislating the creation of a countywide civilian review board. But before he does that, [...]
Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—With a partial settlement of Jordan Miles’ federal lawsuit Tuesday, his legal team dropped claims against police department management and cleared the way for a July 15 trial that will focus entirely on the actions of the three officers accused of beating the teenager on a Homewood street.
Council measure stems from teen’s 2010 encounter Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—After 18 months of debate, including one meeting at which the police union president performed a pat-down on the city’s top legislator, Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill requiring the police department to share more information about stop-and-frisk encounters and other hot-button [...]
A COMMUNITY VICTORY TOOK PLACE OCTOBER 5TH!!! CITY COUNCIL VOTED 9-0 IN FAVOR OF THE POLICE REPORTING & ACCOUNTABILITY BILL WE INVITE YOU TO BE PRESENT ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH AT 10AM FOR THE FINAL VOTE!!!
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A police accountability bill that has been on Pittsburgh City Council’s calendar for more than 500 days will remain there for a least two more weeks.
Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Pittsburgh City Council, the city police department and community activists will have the next month to find common ground on a controversial police accountability bill that would require officers to file a report on every “stop-and-frisk” encounter with a pedestrian.
WDUQ—Pittsburgh community groups strongly support a new amendment to add more police accountability measures to a package called the “Jordan Miles Public Safety Reform Agenda.”
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The family of Jordan Miles will not accept an offer to settle a civil lawsuit for the $180,000 offered by Pittsburgh today, Miles’ attorney J. Kerrington Lewis said.
Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The city of Pittsburgh has offered to settle the civil case filed by Jordan Miles, the teen whose injuries at the hands of police last year have become the focal point of the local police accountability movement.