September 17, 2014

Video: Tim Stevens, Black Political Empowerment Project, People’s Indictment of cops that beat Jordan Miles

On May 28th, 2011, activists of the Alliance for Police Accountability, BPEP, 1Hood, members of local churches, and others gathered with 150 others to attach to the Allegheny Courthouse a People’s Indictment against the three officers that beat Jordan Miles. This was the fourth consecutive protest in four weeks.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: NAACP wants city officers prosecuted for Jordan Miles beating

Tony LaRussa, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The head of the Pittsburgh chapter of the NAACP yesterday said the organization is unified with other black organizations that are calling for the firing and prosecution of three Pittsburgh police officers they say beat a Homewood teenager. “The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is outraged over news of […]

Post-Gazette: Rally protests outcome of Jordan Miles investigation

Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—More than 100 people rallied outside the City-County Building this afternoon to protest the U.S. Justice Department’s decision to not file civil rights charges against three city officers involved in the Jordan Miles case.

Community wages final battle for police accountability

Rebecca Nutall, New Pittsburgh Courier—In the wake of the alleged beating of former CAPA High School student Jordan Miles by three police officers, community activists and concerned citizens sprang into action to ensure similar incidents wouldn’t occur again. After one year, several pieces of legislation, aimed at police accountability, have been passed by city council.

Community groups seek more information on police behavior

Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The Pittsburgh police department must receive additional public scrutiny, city council was told Thursday, to avoid continued erosion of trust in the police in some of the city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.

Community groups: Make Pittsburgh police more accountable

Bill Vidonic, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review— Community groups today urged Pittsburgh City Council to continue its efforts to make city police officers more accountable to the people they serve.

Groups call for more city police accountability

Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Community activists, academics and others today made a collective call for new accountability measures for Pittsburgh police.

BPEP ‘Disappointed’ In Jordan Miles Case

KDKA—The community is reacting to the news that the Justice Department will not pursue charges. KDKA’s David Highfield reports. [jwplayer file="http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/media/video/20100828-kdka-jordan-miles.flv"]

Jordan Miles’ Mother Disappointed By Decision

KDKA—Jordan Miles’ mom has strong words after learning the Justice Department will not pursue charges against the Pittsburgh police officers her son claims beat him. [jwplayer file="http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/media/video/20100827-kdka-terez-miles.flv"]

Source: Feds Won’t Pursue Charges Against Officers

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

Activists demand arrests in beating of Jordan Miles

Adam Brandolph, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—About two dozen civil rights and community activists today delivered about 900 signatures petitioning the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office to arrest and charge the three police officers who allegedly beat a Homewood teenager earlier this year.

Officers In Miles Case Receive Additional Pay

KDKA—KDKA-TV has learned the three officers under investigation after the hospitalization of CAPA High School student Jordan Miles are now receiving payments in addition to their basic pay as the investigation continues.

Hearing on hold for teen who claims he was beaten

Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A hearing for a Homewood teen who claims three Pittsburgh police officers beat him during his arrest last month was postponed for a second time Thursday while the FBI and the city investigate the officers’ actions.

CAPA students gather at City Hall to support teen alleging brutality

Jason Cato and Jill King Greenwood, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—As students and community leaders rallied Tuesday against three Pittsburgh police officers accused of beating a high school student, police leaders asked for patience while an investigation into the incident continues.

‘Justice For Jordan:’ FBI Involved As Students March Downtown After Police Beating

WTAE—Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts High School students marched down Grant Street Tuesday morning, chanting “Justice For Jordan” in support of a classmate who was severely injured during a police arrest.

FBI looking into CAPA student’s police beating claim

Rich Lord, Sadie Gurman and Dan Majors, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The chief counsel for the Pittsburgh office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation this afternoon confirmed that agents are looking into allegations that city police officers brutally beat an 18-year-old CAPA student earlier this month.