Lauren Daley, Pittsburgh City Paper—City officials announced today that three police officers accused of beating a Homewood teenager last year will be re-instated, now that the US Department of Justice has declined to prosecute them.
WDUQ—In this second report on policing and community relations vis-a-vis a controversial beating and arrest last year, WDUQ looks at some elements that contribute to trust, cooperation and accountability.
WDUQ—Many in the African American community think police were the ones breaking the law in January, 2010 when they beat and arrested Jordan Miles in Homewood. There are allegations of racial profiling and excessive force.
Bill 2010-0234, originally sponsored by City Council Member Ricky Burgess (Ninth District, ie. Homewood, where the incident happened), was created with input from community activists, young and old; and professional and academic law enforcement experts. CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING on Police Reporting & Accountability Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 6pm, Shiloh Community Missionary Baptist Church , [...]
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.
Chris Potter, City Paper—Jordan Miles, the Homewood student left battered from an encounter with three Pittsburgh police officers in January, has started college now. Theoretically, he could graduate before we ever know what will happen to the police involved.
Chris Young, Pittsburgh City Paper—Thanks to an agreement worked out between the city and the police union, three officers under investigation for allegedly beating a Homewood teen are getting paid overtime without ever setting foot on the streets or buckling into a patrol car — and that may continue for a while.
Joe Smydo and Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—After Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s moved last week to replace most of the Citizen Police Review Board, a handful of community members stood up at a meeting Tuesday night to admonish the mayor and council for what they described as a “hijacking” of the board.
Tim McNulty, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A very surprising move today by Luke Ravenstahl in replacing the city’s police review board. Beyond the connections to his current squabble with the board, it also reminds one of the time he asked for the resignations of department heads citywide in June 2007, and questions about the ethics of naming his [...]