July 24, 2014

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.

Police incident provokes ire

City high school students rally to demand an investigation into the arrest and alleged beating of a classmate Sadie Gurman and Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Students from the city’s Creative and Performing Arts High School marched to the City-County Building on Tuesday in support of a classmate who said police brutally beat him earlier this month, […]

Call Made To Fire Pittsburgh Police Who Beat CAPA Student

FBI, Citizens Police Review Board, NAACP All Looking Into Homewood Arrest While the beating of high school student Jordan Miles during a Pittsburgh police arrest remains under investigation, the local NAACP branch is calling for the firings of those officers and for all charges against Miles to be dropped. “He had robbed no one — […]

‘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.

Miles to Go on Police Accountability

Chris Potter, City Paper—There’s been a nightmarish familiarity about the allegations of police brutality against Jordan Miles, a CAPA honors sudent. I remember a cluster of similar allegations in the years leading up to a lawsuit and federal consent decree imposed on the city during the Murphy Administration.

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.