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.
Video: Tim Stevens, Black Political Empowerment Project, People’s Indictment of cops that beat Jordan Miles
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Community activists, academics and others today made a collective call for new accountability measures for Pittsburgh police.
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"]
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"]
KDKA—The KDKA Investigators have learned that the Jordan Miles investigation is apparently over.