October 24, 2014

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.

Pittsburgh council approves sweeping changes for police department

Adam Brandolph/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—After months of meetings, public vetting and political wrangling, Pittsburgh City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a set of bills that would hold the police bureau to its promises.

Jordan Miles Case Sparks Call For Change

WTAE—A public hearing was held in Homewood Wednesday night as community members expressed their disdain for police conduct involving an 18-year-old performing arts student.

Pittsburgh Police ‘Blue Flu’ Rumors Dismissed

WTAE—Pittsburgh police are warned not to call in sick without reason or cut back on patrols in the wake of a judge’s decision to dismiss the charges against CAPA high school student Jordan Miles, who claims he was beaten by three officers.

Pittsburgh police warned against blue flu

Tries to head off reaction to case involving teen Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A top police official has warned city officers not to take any action on the job in response to a magistrate’s decision to drop criminal charges against a Homewood teen who says he was beaten during his arrest in January.

Post-Gazette Cartoon Stirs Controversy

KDKA—There’s controversy over an editorial cartoon that appeared in the Post-Gazette on Wednesday.