February 11, 2016

Miles case focus narrows to officers

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.

Differing Opinions: Experts paint different pictures about what happened the night teen was beaten

“This case will turn on the credibility of the witnesses.” Chris Young, City Paper—It’s been two years since Jordan Miles confronted three undercover Pittsburgh police officers on a cold winter night in Homewood. But what happened during the former CAPA student’s high-profile beating arrest on Jan. 12, 2010, is still a mystery.

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

Russia Today: Cops paid after beating teen

Russia Today—“Where’s the money? Where’s the gun? Where’s the drugs?” That’s what Jordan Miles heard last January as he walked to his grandmother’s home in his Pittsburgh, PA neighborhood. Miles was only 18 at the time, and when the three men got out of their car and approached him and began questioning, he ran.

Jordan Miles’ supporters press for charges against city police officers

Michael A. Fuoco, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The second of three planned weekend protests seeking “Justice for Jordan Miles” was held Saturday at the Strip District building housing the city’s Office of Municipal Investigations.

Jordan Miles speaks for the first time in public since the beating

JusticeforJordanMiles.com—Jordan Miles was inexcusably and brutally beaten by Pittsburgh police in January 2010. Today, he spoke for the first time in public since the beating speaks at protest outside the Office of Municipal Investigations, during a protest by the Alliance for Police Accountability.

City Paper: Miles to Go: After more than a year of being the face for police accountability, Jordan Miles is now adding his voice

Chris Young, Pittsburgh City Paper—Since his arrest and beating at the hands of three undercover city police officers last year, Jordan Miles has been the face of efforts to reform the Pittsburgh Police  — whether he wanted to be or not.

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.

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, […]

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

WTAE—No criminal charges will be brought against three Pittsburgh police officers who were involved in the violent arrest of then-high school student Jordan Miles in Homewood more than a year ago.

WPXI Pittsburgh: Jordan Miles Reacts To Decision On Beating Investigation

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Year in the dark: Pittsburgh deserves answers on the Miles case

Editorial, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—On Jan. 12, 2010, Homewood teenager Jordan Miles received, in the words of his lawyer, “an excessive beating” by three Pittsburgh police officers. Mr. Miles wasn’t a gang member. He wasn’t packing heat or carrying drugs. He was a high school honor student on the way to his grandmother’s house.

Rally held at scene of teen’s confrontation with Pittsburgh police officers

Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—About 100 people gathered Saturday at the scene of Jordan Miles’ confrontation with three Pittsburgh police officers, then marched through Homewood to demand the officers be prosecuted for beating him.

Kielan Miles Speaks about her brother Jordan’s Beating By Cops

OneHOODWebTV—Jordan Miles’ 16-year-old sister, Kielan bravely reads a statement that she prepared about how Jordan’s beating at the hands of 3 Pittsburgh police Officers have affected her and her family.

The Miles case: Eight months later, answers go begging

Editorial, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—On. Jan. 12, Homewood resident Jordan Miles, 18, was confronted by three undercover police officers on Tioga Street as he made his way from his mother’s home to his grandmother’s nearby.

Homewood teen’s lawsuit seeks Pittsburgh officers’ removal

Brian Bowling and Bobby Kerlik, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—A Homewood teenager who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and three Pittsburgh police officers wants a judge to take the officers off the street.

Arts student sues over Pittsburgh police beating

Joe Mandak, Associated Press—A black teen who attended the city’s performing arts high school has filed a federal lawsuit saying three white Pittsburgh police officers wrongfully beat him in January, then conspired to file false charges against him and concocted a cover story for their actions.

FBI gets Homewood teen’s DNA for beating probe

Jill King Greenwood and Bobby Kerlik, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The FBI this week took a DNA sample from Jordan Miles to compare to hair and braids found on a Homewood sidewalk as part of an investigation into his allegations that three Pittsburgh police officers beat him, the teenager’s mother said Thursday.

Justice Department investigating police beating of CAPA student

Dennis B. Roddy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The Department of Justice Wednesday confirmed that its civil rights division has opened an investigation into the Jan. 12 arrest and beating of Pittsburgh high school student Jordan Miles.