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.
“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—“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, […]