July 11, 2014

Statement from the Miles Family about the Civil Trial Partial Verdict

(Photo: James Knox)

We do not consider the mistrial a setback but rather a bump on the road to justice. We will continue to trust in the Lord, and will gladly proceed to the next step. We continue to covet the prayers and support of the many people who have been with us from the beginning. Please be encouraged and don’t give up because we never will. [Continue Reading]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Jordan Miles trial witness does not remember pop bottle

Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette— The third week of the Jordan Miles civil trial began this morning with testimony from two neighbors who said they found what were apparently braids of the young man’s hair in a hedgerow the morning after his encounter with police.

Rustbelt Radio Special Feature: The Jordan Miles Civil Trial

Three of the four Rustbelt Radio reporters who have been covering the trial, (L-R) Don Carpenter, Helen Gerhardt, and Kayla Slicker. Also working with the Rustbelt team, Nigel Parry. (Photo: Nigel Parry)

Featuring interviews with Terez Miles, Tim Stevens, and Brandi Fisher. Rustbelt Radio’s Nigel Parry, Don Carpenter, Helen Gerhardt, and Kayla Slicker contributed to this report about the first two weeks of the civil trial. [Continue Reading]

Associated Press: Second officer on stand in Pittsburgh beating case

Associated Press—The second of three white Pittsburgh police officers being sued by a young black man who claims he was wrongfully beaten and arrested has taken the stand to defend himself against civil rights allegations. David Sisak told the federal court jury on Monday that he tackled Jordan Miles through some hedges _ one of […]

WTAE: Jordan Miles testifies against police for first time

PITTSBURGH – A young black man who claims three white Pittsburgh police officers wrongfully beat and arrested him on a Homewood street described the incident publicly for the first time Thursday as a federal civil rights trial continued downtown. “Hearing him explain what he went through is like — I wish could have just taken […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Jordan Miles gives his version of police beating

By Rich Lord Jordan Miles finally had his say Thursday in the region’s most contentious police abuse trial since the 1990s, but if attorneys for three accused officers have their way, his case could snap under the weight of a twig.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: ‘I thought I was going to be robbed,’ Miles says of 2010 encounter with 3 Pittsburgh officers

By Brian Bowling and Margaret Harding It normally took Jordan Miles three to five minutes to walk between his mother’s house on Tioga Street and his grandmother’s house on Susquehanna Street in Homewood, where he slept on most school nights. On Jan. 12, 2010, he didn’t reach his grandmother’s house and, instead, wound up lying […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Miles testifies how Pittsburgh police officers beat him

By Rich Lord Two years, six months and one week after his nighttime encounter with Pittsburgh police on Homewood’s Tioga Street, Jordan Miles was finally able to testify in court today at his civil trial alleging police brutality. Officers Richard Ewing, Michael Saldutte and David Sisak, who are accused of falsely arresting, beating and maliciously […]

Essential Public Radio: Jordan Miles Testifies in Civil Trial against Three Pittsburgh Police Officers Accused in Beating

Jordan Miles gave details Thursday about the night he was beaten by three plain clothes police officers. In day three of the civil suit trial against the officers, the young man said he was terrified of the men.

Associated Press: Lawyer: Police tell ‘fairy tale’ about Pa. arrest

By Joe Mandak PITTSBURGH (AP) — The lawyer for a black high school student who said he was beaten and wrongly arrested by three white city police officers told a jury Tuesday that the police version of events is a “fairy tale.”

WPXI: Jordan Miles describes police beating while on stand during civil trial

PITTSBURGH — A young black man told jurors Thursday he was beaten by three white plainclothes police officers, then choked and told to “shut up” when he began praying during what he contends was a wrongful arrest on a snowy night more than two years ago.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Miles kin, girlfriend set scene before encounter with police

By Rich Lord As Terez Miles waited in front of the Allegheny County Jail on Jan. 13, 2010, expecting to see her son Jordan, about a half-dozen men walked out the front door, she testified at the U.S. Courthouse on Wednesday. “One of them was coming towards me, and I started to feel a little […]

City Paper: Jordan Miles takes the stand

By Charlie Deitch

On the witness stand this morning, former CAPA High School Student Jordan Miles said he was relieved on Jan. 12, 2010 when police vehicles arrived on the scene in Homewood after his altercation with three white men near his mother’s home. [Continue Reading]

WTAE: Jordan Miles arrives for lawsuit jury selection

Attorneys for Jordan Miles win three pre-trial legal arguments

Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Jordan Miles has won three legal skirmishes in the run-up to a July civil trial on whether three city of Pittsburgh police officers violated his rights in a 2010 arrest.

Court Document: Judge’s order in Jordan Miles Civil Case

Miles’ injuries during arrest tabbed to cost him up to $3 million

Brian Bowling, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The injuries a Homewood man suffered during a 2010 arrest will cost him $2 million to $3 million in earnings over his lifetime, a University of Pittsburgh economics professor says in a court document filed Tuesday.

Police officers ask court to order exam of Jordan Miles

Brian Bowling, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—Three Pittsburgh police officers accused of beating a Homewood man during a 2010 arrest asked U.S. District Judge Gary Lancaster on Thursday to order Jordan Miles to undergo an examination by a clinical psychiatrist.

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.