Associated Press—The second of three white Pittsburgh police officers being sued by a young black man who claims he was wrongfully beaten and arrested has taken the stand to defend himself against civil rights allegations. David Sisak told the federal court jury on Monday that he tackled Jordan Miles through some hedges _ one of […]
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.
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.
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.
Dennis B. Roddy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The Department of Justice Wednesday confirmed that its civil rights division has opened an investigation into the Jan. 12 arrest and beating of Pittsburgh high school student Jordan Miles.
Editorial, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Each disclosure in the case of high school student Jordan Miles raises new alarms.
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.
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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.