July 14, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: NAACP officials meet, ask DA to prosecute 3 officers in Miles case

Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Officials of the national and local NAACP met yesterday with Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. to ask him to prosecute three Pittsburgh police officers in the Jan. 12, 2010, beating of Jordan Miles in Homewood.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: NAACP asks Zappala to charge police in Jordan Miles case

Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Members of the NAACP met today with Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. to ask him to prosecute three Pittsburgh police officers in the Jan. 12, 2010, beating of Jordan Miles.

WDUQ: Activists Want a Trial

WDUQ—The Alliance for Police Accountability, a group that started up about a year ago, delivered an estimated 1,000 signatures to Stephen Zappala, the Allegheny County District Attorney on Friday morning urging that criminal charges be filed against the three city police officers involved in the beating of Jordan Miles. Among them was Miles’ mother.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Group gives DA petitions seeking charges in police beating

Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The Alliance for Police Accountability delivered more than 1,000 signatures to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office this morning, again urging that criminal charges be filed against the three city police officers involved in the beating of Jordan Miles.

Podcast: Special Rustbelt Radio report on Jordan Miles (extended 24 minute version)

The feature takes a look back at the 15 months since Jordan was beaten, the recent news that the federal government are not going to prosecute the cops for civil rights violations of Miles—which the Mayor and Police Chief are trying to spin as a blanket pardon. Listen to speakers including Tim Stevens, Paradise Gray, […]

Cops in beating case to go back on the beat

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.

Pittsburgh police chief says 3 officers suspended in beating case will be reinstated to force

Associated Press—Three white plainclothes Pittsburgh police officers who had been suspended with pay for more than 15 months will be reinstated now that a city investigation has failed to “prove or disprove” allegations that they wrongly beat a black teen.

3 officers in Jordan Miles case reinstated

DA still reviewing case Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Pittsburgh’s mayor and police chief announced today that three officers who had been off the job during an investigation into the arrest of Jordan Miles are being reinstated without discipline.

Source: Feds Won’t Pursue Charges Against Officers

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

Protesters Want Action in Miles Case

WDUQNews—Protesters delivered a petition to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office today demanding the prosecution of three white Pittsburgh policemen who allegedly beat black high school student Jordan Miles in January.

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.

Group Demands Prosecution For Officers Involved In Alleged CAPA Student Beating

Jordan Miles Says He Was Beaten By Officers In Homewood WTAE—Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zapalla will be getting a visit from activists angry over the alleged police beating of Creative and Performing Arts High School student Jordan Miles.

Spinning the Bottle in Jordan Miles case

Chris Potter, City Paper—Remember Jordan Miles, the CAPA student who got pummeled by police in Homewood, supposedly because the cops thought he might have a gun stowed in the pocket of his jacket? And remember how the “gun” turned out to be a bottle of Mountain Dew?