August 30, 2014

WTAE: Another Call For Charges On Cops Who Beat Jordan Miles

March To Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office Planned WTAE—Two years after the violent arrest of then-high school senior Jordan Miles, a march to the Allegheny County Courthouse will be held today by groups who want action against the Pittsburgh police officers who put him in the hospital.

WTAE: National NAACP In Pittsburgh To Discuss Jordan Miles Case

NAACP To Meet With Allegheny County D.A. To Talk About Teen’s Beating By Police WTAE—Representatives from the national and local chapters of the NAACP will meet with Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala on Tuesday to discuss the Jordan Miles case.

AP: NAACP wants to meet with mayor, police chief to discuss police beating of arts student

Associated Press—The Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP wants to meet with the mayor, police chief and district attorney about separate investigations by the Justice Department and the city failed to prove three white officers broke the law or department regulations when they beat a black arts student last year.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: NAACP wants city officers prosecuted for Jordan Miles beating

Tony LaRussa, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The head of the Pittsburgh chapter of the NAACP yesterday said the organization is unified with other black organizations that are calling for the firing and prosecution of three Pittsburgh police officers they say beat a Homewood teenager. “The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is outraged over news of […]

WTAE: NAACP Calls Jordan Miles Police Beating ‘Travesty’

Feds Won’t Charge Pittsburgh Police Officers Who Arrested CAPA Student The Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP said it’s outraged and appalled by the decision to put the police officers who violently arrested Jordan Miles in Homewood back to work and not pursue criminal charges against them.

Beating summons ghost of sins past

Eric Heyl, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—In no way can a bottle of Mountain Dew be considered a dangerous weapon.

NAACP calls for firing of city officers in beating of high school student

Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The NAACP Wednesday called for the firing of three police officers it says beat a high school student who was guilty only of “walking while black” in Homewood.

NAACP asks Pittsburgh to fire police officers in alleged beating

Jill King Greenwood and Adam Brandolph, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—Black leaders today called for prosecutors to drop criminal charges against a Homewood teenager who says three white police officers beat him during an arrest earlier this month.

Police officers face more heat over beating

Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Pittsburgh Councilman Ricky Burgess today demanded that officers involved in the Jan. 11 incident that has brought police brutality accusations by Homewood resident Jordan Miles be placed on paid leave while the Office of Municipal Investigations conducts its probe.