February 9, 2016

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.

Tim Stevens and Gayle Moss speak about Jordan Miles Case

ONEHOOD WEB TV—Tim Stevens (B-PEP) and Gayle Moss (NAACP Pittsburgh) speak moments after witnessing Magisterial District Judge Oscar Petite Jr throw out case against Jordan Miles.

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.

Charges dropped: But police conduct is also at issue in the Miles case

Editorial, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Each disclosure in the case of high school student Jordan Miles raises new alarms.

Honors student Jordan Miles cleared by judge

Bobby Kerlik, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—A Homewood teenager at the center of a racially charged police brutality investigation celebrated with his family Thursday when a judge dismissed charges from his arrest by officers he says beat him.

Judge dismisses charges against CAPA student

Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A judge relied on the testimony of a witness over the police version of events in dismissing charges Thursday against Jordan Miles, a high school student charged with assault and resisting arrest.

Terez Miles (Jordan Miles Mother) speaks

ONEHOOD WEB TV—Terez Miles speaks moments after Magisterial District Judge Oscar Petite Jr dropped all charges against her son Jordan Miles.

Judge dismisses charges against teen beaten by police

Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A judge today dismissed all charges against Pittsburgh high school student Jordan Miles, who claims he was badly beaten by three police officers during his arrest in Homewood.

Hearing on hold for teen who claims he was beaten

Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A hearing for a Homewood teen who claims three Pittsburgh police officers beat him during his arrest last month was postponed for a second time Thursday while the FBI and the city investigate the officers’ actions.

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?

Hearing delayed for Homewood teen alleging police brutality

Bobby Kerlik, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—A district judge postponed a preliminary hearing today for a Homewood teenager who accused Pittsburgh police officers of beating him during an arrest.