October 2, 2014

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.

Atlanta Post: Obama and Department of Justice Crack Down on Police Brutality

Charing Ball, Atlanta Post—President Obama has been criticized a lot lately for neglecting to address the issues that his black constituency deems important. However, a recent announcement (which has pretty much flown under the radar) just might be the key to swaying the opinions of some disgruntled folks in the black and minority communities.

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.

Feds will not prosecute police in Jordan Miles case

3 faced charges in alleged brutality against Jordan Miles Sadie Gurman and Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A Justice Department decision Wednesday not to charge three police officers with civil rights violations in the case of Jordan Miles brought relief for the accused and disillusionment for the Homewood teen whose name became inextricably linked with police […]

Feds will not prosecute police in Jordan Miles case

Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The U.S. Department of Justice announced today it has closed its investigation into the 2010 beating of Jordan Miles, saying “federal officials concluded that there was insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt” that three Pittsburgh police officers violated the Homewood teen’s civil rights.

Leaders renew push for civil rights

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—A gathering of community leaders and activists Tuesday shows there’s strong support for a renewed civil rights effort in Pittsburgh, a former City Council member said.

In Miles case, justice delayed is problem denied

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.

Homewood teen’s lawsuit seeks Pittsburgh officers’ removal

Brian Bowling and Bobby Kerlik, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—A Homewood teenager who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and three Pittsburgh police officers wants a judge to take the officers off the street.

Despite rumors, investigation of three Pittsburgh officers continues

Jeremy Boren, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—A federal civil rights investigation into three Pittsburgh officers accused of beating a Homewood teenager remains open despite a flurry of rumors that brought a rebuke from the police chief this week. “They have not told us the investigation is over,” said J. Kerrington Lewis, one of two attorneys representing Jordan Miles, […]

BPEP ‘Disappointed’ In Jordan Miles Case

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"]

Jordan Miles’ Mother Disappointed By Decision

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"]

Source: Feds Won’t Pursue Charges Against Officers

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

Jordan Miles’ Family Plans to File Lawsuit

KDKA—A lawyer representing Jordan Miles, who says he was beaten by three plainclothes officers, says the family plans to sue. [jwplayer file="http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/media/video/20100827-kdka-miles-case-over.flv"]

Justice Department investigating police beating of CAPA student

Dennis B. Roddy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The Department of Justice Wednesday confirmed that its civil rights division has opened an investigation into the Jan. 12 arrest and beating of Pittsburgh high school student Jordan Miles.

Beating summons ghost of sins past

Eric Heyl, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—In no way can a bottle of Mountain Dew be considered a dangerous weapon.

Hard to fathom police defense in beating

Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The beating of 18-year-old Jordan Miles on a Homewood street by three plainclothes police officers earlier this month is inexplicable to everyone — except the Fraternal Order of Police spokesman who tried to put an unconscionable act of violence into “perspective” for outraged skeptics.