October 25, 2014

Zappala won’t charge officers in Jordan Miles case

Len Barcousky / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. announced this morning that there is “not a prosecutable case” against three white Pittsburgh police officers resulting from their efforts to subdue a young black man in January 2010.

Robinson challenges DA… Proposes County Police Review Board

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, […]

WTAE: Another Call For Charges On Cops Who Beat Jordan Miles

March To Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office Planned WTAE—Two years after the violent arrest of then-high school senior Jordan Miles, a march to the Allegheny County Courthouse will be held today by groups who want action against the Pittsburgh police officers who put him in the hospital.

Another Call For Charges On Cops Who Beat Jordan Miles

March To Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office Planned WTAE—Two years after the violent arrest of then-high school senior Jordan Miles, a march to the Allegheny County Courthouse will be held today by groups who want action against the Pittsburgh police officers who put him in the hospital.

WTAE: NAACP Says DA Promises To Review Jordan Miles

NAACP Meets With Allegheny County D.A. To Talk About Teen’s Beating By Police Representatives from the national and local chapters of the NAACP met with Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala on Tuesday to discuss the Jordan Miles case.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: NAACP officials meet, ask DA to prosecute 3 officers in Miles case

Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Officials of the national and local NAACP met yesterday with Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. to ask him to prosecute three Pittsburgh police officers in the Jan. 12, 2010, beating of Jordan Miles in Homewood.

KDKA Video: NAACP Meets With DA On Jordan Miles Case

Representatives of the NAACP and other community groups met with district attorney Stephen Zappala about charges in the Jordan Miles case.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: NAACP asks Zappala to charge police in Jordan Miles case

Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Members of the NAACP met today with Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. to ask him to prosecute three Pittsburgh police officers in the Jan. 12, 2010, beating of Jordan Miles.

WTAE: National NAACP In Pittsburgh To Discuss Jordan Miles Case

NAACP To Meet With Allegheny County D.A. To Talk About Teen’s Beating By Police WTAE—Representatives from the national and local chapters of the NAACP will meet with Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala on Tuesday to discuss the Jordan Miles case.

VIDEO: Petition delivered to DA Zappala’s office, County Courthouse, Pittsburgh, 3 June 2011

June 3rd, 2011 video of petition delivery by Zappala’s office features comments by Brandi Fisher, Kenneth Miller, Tim Stevens, and Terez Miles.

WTAE: ‘It’s Not Going Away’: Petition Seeks Cop Charges In Jordan Miles Case

Alliance For Police Accountability Goes To District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s Office [hana-flv-player video="http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/media/video/20110603-WTAE-petitions.flv" width="600" height="350" description="" player="2" autoload="false" autoplay="false" loop="false" autorewind="true" /] WTAE—A group that wants criminal charges against Pittsburgh police who were involved in Jordan Miles’ beating dropped off a petition signed by 1,000 people at District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s office Friday morning.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Group gives DA petitions seeking charges in police beating

Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The Alliance for Police Accountability delivered more than 1,000 signatures to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office this morning, again urging that criminal charges be filed against the three city police officers involved in the beating of Jordan Miles.

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.

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 Tribune-Review: Protesters want Pittsburgh officers fired

Margaret Harding, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The three police officers accused in the beating of a Homewood teen won’t face federal charges and are free to return to work. But the saga isn’t over.

Group to protest student’s beating in Pittsburgh

Associated Press—A community group plans to protest after investigations by the Justice Department and the city of Pittsburgh couldn’t prove three officers broke the law or department regulations when they beat a black arts student last year.

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.

Pittsburgh police chief says 3 officers suspended in beating case will be reinstated to force

Associated Press—Three white plainclothes Pittsburgh police officers who had been suspended with pay for more than 15 months will be reinstated now that a city investigation has failed to “prove or disprove” allegations that they wrongly beat a black teen.

Comedian Terry Jones asks you to write letters to the D.A. about the Jordan Miles case

Source: Feds Won’t Pursue Charges Against Officers

KDKA—The KDKA Investigators have learned that the Jordan Miles investigation is apparently over.