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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, [...]