Justice Gary L. Lancaster ruled that the questioning of the jurors on the crucial matter of their own tribal prejudices based on the colors of their skins be held in private, in camera, in his chambers, alone. Helen Gerhardt comments.
Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—An expert hired by Jordan Miles’ legal team in his federal civil rights suit against the city of Pittsburgh says three plainclothes police officers had no reason to stop Mr. Miles on a Homewood street last year and used too much force in subduing him during an arrest.
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, [...]
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.
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.
Editorial, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Each disclosure in the case of high school student Jordan Miles raises new alarms.
Bobby Kerlik, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The Pittsburgh police union hired veteran criminal defense attorneys for three officers under investigation by the city and FBI for allegations of brutality during the arrest of a Homewood teenager.
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.
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.
WTAE—All charges were dismissed Thursday against a Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts student who said he was brutalized by three city police officers who arrested him in Homewood.