October 30, 2014

Day 1 reflections on Voir dire in camera: To speak the truth in private chambers

voire-dire

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. [Continue Reading]

Jordan Miles’ expert rebuts police account of arrest

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.

Podcast: Special Rustbelt Radio report on Jordan Miles (extended 24 minute version)

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, […]

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.

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.

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.

Defense lawyers hired for Pittsburgh officers in Homewood case

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.

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.

Charges Dismissed Against Teen Who Says Cops Beat Him

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.

WTAE: Charges Dismissed Against Teen Who Says Cops Beat Him

[hana-flv-player video="http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/media/video/20100304-kdka-charges-dropped.flv" width="600" height="450" description="" player="3" autoload="true" autoplay="false" loop="false" autorewind="true" /] WTAE—All charges are dismissed against Creative and Performing Arts student Jordan Miles, who said he was beaten on his grandmother’s street by Pittsburgh police officers who arrested him at night.

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.