December 19, 2014

PHOTOS & FULL TEXT: Activists deliver a People’s Indictment of the 3 officers that beat Jordan Miles

Jasiri X: Jordan Miles, Honor Student Brutally Beaten by Police, Speaks for the First Time

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cartoon: “Pittsburgh Justice”

Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette blog—The U.S. Justice Department ended its investigation into the beating of a Jordan Miles without issuing any charges. The officers involved were reinstated to active duty without any real explanation of what happened. Police Chief Nate Harper said, “There is no question that Mr. Jordan Miles sustained physical injuries, but there […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Protesters seek charges in Jordan Miles case

Ryan Brown, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—About 90 demonstrators gathered Saturday at Pittsburgh police headquarters to repeat demands that the Allegheny County district attorney file charges against three police officers accused of beating Homewood teenager Jordan Miles.

Raw footage: Justice for Jordan Miles Emergency Protest #2, Police HQ, 14 May 2011

Nigel Parry for Pittsburgh Indymedia—Raw Flipcam footage from the second emergency protest for Justice for Jordan Miles, called by the Alliance for Police Accountability. The footage (released as Creative Commons-Non-Commercial-Attribution) was shot near and in front of Police Headquarters in the Northside of Pittsburgh, on May 14th, 2011, from just after 1pm onwards.

Vanessa German: open note poem to pittsburgh police chief

i see you on the news sometimes you wear nice hats & nice coats & your moustache is always trimmed nice & you give good press conferences

Terez Miles’ statement, read out during the May 6th Emergency Protest in Downtown

Thursday, May 5, 2011—Yesterday’s decision by federal officials not to charge the three police officers who brutally beat Jordan came as a horrible insult, to Jordan, to me as his mother, and to everyone with eyes, a brain and common sense.

Podcast: Special Rustbelt Radio report on Jordan Miles (extended 24 minute version)

The feature takes a look back at the 15 months since Jordan was beaten, the recent news that the federal government are not going to prosecute the cops for civil rights violations of Miles—which the Mayor and Police Chief are trying to spin as a blanket pardon. Listen to speakers including Tim Stevens, Paradise Gray, […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Justice Dept.’s decision in Jordan Miles case increases distrust

What will mend rift between police and community? Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The news that the Department of Justice wouldn’t file charges against three Pittsburgh police officers accused of using excessive force against a Homewood teenager was disappointing for the teen and his family. But for the community affected by it, the decision has served […]

KDKA Video: Group Plans More Protests For Jordan Miles

KDKA—A group says they plan at least three more rallies for Jordan Miles, a teenager who was beaten by three Pittsburgh police officers. KDKA’s Harold Hayes reports.

WTAE Video: ‘Justice For Jordan’ Rally Asks DA For Charges On Cops

Fed Probe Clears Pittsburgh Officers Who Arrested Jordan Miles [hana-flv-player video="http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/media/video/20110506-WTAE-Jordan-Miles.flv" width="600" height="350" description="" player="4" autoload="true" autoplay="false" loop="false" autorewind="true" /] WTAE—A community group protested Friday outside the City-County Building, asking Allegheny County authorities to do what the Justice Department and the FBI will not — file charges against Pittsburgh police officers who beat and arrested […]

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: No fed charges in Jordan Miles’ beating

Bobby Kerlik, Jill King Greenwood, Michael Hasch, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—After more than a year of investigating, federal officials said on Wednesday they do not have enough evidence to charge three Pittsburgh police officers accused of beating a Homewood teenager during an arrest near his home.

WTAE Video: No Charges: Cops Who Beat Pittsburgh Teen Going Back To Work

Jordan Miles Was Arrested By Undercover Officers In Homewood, Cleared By Judge [hana-flv-player video="http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/media/video/20110505-wtae-nate-harper.flv" width="600" height="350" description="" player="3" autoload="true" autoplay="false" loop="false" autorewind="true" /] WTAE—After a long investigation, there will be no charges against Pittsburgh police officers who made the violent street arrest of then-high school student Jordan Miles.

WDUQ: Jordan Miles Officers Reinstated

WDUQ—After spending more than a year on paid leave, the three Pittsburgh police officers involved in the beating of Jordan Miles have begun the process of being reinstated to the force.

WTAE Video: Feds Say No Charges For Cops Who Beat Pittsburgh Teen

Jordan Miles Was Arrested By Undercover Officers In Homewood, Cleared By Judge [hana-flv-player video="http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/media/video/20110504-wtae-jordan-and-mother.flv" width="600" height="350" description="" player="3" autoload="true" autoplay="false" loop="false" autorewind="true" /] WTAE—After a long investigation, there will be no charges against Pittsburgh police officers who made the violent street arrest of then-high school student Jordan Miles.

Podcast: Can Jordan Miles Incident Lead to Improved Relationships and Policing?

WDUQ—In this second report on policing and community relations vis-a-vis a controversial beating and arrest last year, WDUQ looks at some elements that contribute to trust, cooperation and accountability.

Misplaced outrage by police union

Observer-Reporter (Washington and Greene Counties)—Labor unions arose in this country for good reasons, chief among them the need to counter the tactics of predatory employers as the nation entered the industrial age.

Fake Press Release Angers Pittsburgh F.O.P.

Ralph Iannotti/KDKA—The union representing Pittsburgh police officers is angry after someone sent press releases to local media outlets, saying that the union had withdrawn its support of three officers involved in a controversial police brutality case.

Faker Claims No Union Support For Cops In Jordan Miles Beating

WTAE—Top officials with the Pittsburgh police officers’ union said a fake statement was sent to local media on Monday, alleging that the union no longer stands behind three cops who are the subject of a nearly yearlong investigation of the beating of Jordan Miles.

Pittsburgh FOP Criticized For Comments

Andy Sheehan, KDKA—The Fraternal Order of Police says the Jordan Miles incident has made officers more apprehensive – less willing to arrest those carrying illegal guns.