February 11, 2016

Defense seeks to slash bills of Jordan Miles attorneys

Attorneys for three police officers today asked a federal judge not to order the city of Pittsburgh to pay nearly $1.1 million to the attorneys for Homewood man Jordan Miles. [Continue Reading]

Second Jordan Miles civil trial moved to March

Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The second trial in the civil case filed by Jordan Miles against Pittsburgh police officers has been postponed from a November date to March 10. U.S. District Judge David S. Cercone issued the new trial schedule today. [Continue Reading]

Miles case focus narrows to officers

Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—With a partial settlement of Jordan Miles’ federal lawsuit Tuesday, his legal team dropped claims against police department management and cleared the way for a July 15 trial that will focus entirely on the actions of the three officers accused of beating the teenager on a Homewood street.

Differing Opinions: Experts paint different pictures about what happened the night teen was beaten

“This case will turn on the credibility of the witnesses.” Chris Young, City Paper—It’s been two years since Jordan Miles confronted three undercover Pittsburgh police officers on a cold winter night in Homewood. But what happened during the former CAPA student’s high-profile beating arrest on Jan. 12, 2010, is still a mystery.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Jordan Miles’ family again rejects settlement offer

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The family of Jordan Miles will not accept Pittsburgh’s new settlement offer, which is basically the former offer of $180,000 plus the addition of attorney fees, Miles’ attorney J. Kerrington Lewis said.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Black leaders press for police accountability

Bill Vidonic, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—Black leaders on Wednesday angrily demanded Pittsburgh City Council pass additional legislation they said would make police more accountable to the people they serve. “We want Pittsburgh to be a national leader in police accountability,” said Tim Stevens, chairman of the Black Political Empowerment Project, during a news conference before council’s meeting.

KDKA Video: City Offers Settlement To Jordan Miles

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Miles family rejects settlement offered in police scuffle

Timothy Puko, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The family of Jordan Miles will not accept a $180,000 offer from the city of Pittsburgh to settle a civil lawsuit, Miles’ attorney J. Kerrington Lewis said on Monday.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Jordan Miles’ family rejects $180,000 to settle lawsuit

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The family of Jordan Miles will not accept an offer to settle a civil lawsuit for the $180,000 offered by Pittsburgh today, Miles’ attorney J. Kerrington Lewis said.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh offers $180,000 to settle Jordan Miles case

Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The city of Pittsburgh has offered to settle the civil case filed by Jordan Miles, the teen whose injuries at the hands of police last year have become the focal point of the local police accountability movement.

No Charges: Cops Who Beat Pittsburgh Teen Going Back To Work

WTAE—No criminal charges will be brought against three Pittsburgh police officers who were involved in the violent arrest of then-high school student Jordan Miles in Homewood more than a year ago.

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.

WDUQ: Jordan Miles’ Mother: “The Whole Community is Outraged”

WDUQ—City of Pittsburgh officials had said they would wait until the federal investigation was over in the case of the beating of an 18 year old African American high school student on January 12, 2010.

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 say no charges in Jordan Miles case

Bill Vidonic, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—Federal officials will not charge three Pittsburgh police officers accused of beating of a Homewood teen during an arrest near his home, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton announced this afternoon.

Jordan Miles civil and criminal cases go on

Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Mediation has failed to resolve a civil lawsuit stemming from the 2010 beating of Jordan Miles, because a criminal probe complicated settlement talks, court papers filed Sunday indicate.

Rally held at scene of teen’s confrontation with Pittsburgh police officers

Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—About 100 people gathered Saturday at the scene of Jordan Miles’ confrontation with three Pittsburgh police officers, then marched through Homewood to demand the officers be prosecuted for beating him.

Teen who says officers beat him sues city, police

Sadie Gurman and Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A former CAPA student who says he was beaten by police earlier this year is suing the city and three officers, saying they used excessive force and arrested him without probable cause.

Beaten Pittsburgh Teen Will Sue City, Cops

Jordan Miles Says Plainclothes Officers Hit Him In Homewood WTAE—A lawyer for Jordan Miles said he’s filing a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Pittsburgh and three police officers who are being investigated for beating the young Homewood man.

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, […]