February 11, 2016

Associated Press: Second officer on stand in Pittsburgh beating case

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 […]

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.

Pay Daze

Chris Young, Pittsburgh City Paper—Thanks to an agreement worked out between the city and the police union, three officers under investigation for allegedly beating a Homewood teen are getting paid overtime without ever setting foot on the streets or buckling into a patrol car — and that may continue for a while.

Miles investigation ongoing until federal probe ends

Chris Togneri, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—An investigation into a Homewood teenager’s allegations that three Pittsburgh police officers beat him during a January arrest will remain open until a federal investigation is complete, the city solicitor said in a letter Tuesday.

3 Officers Accused In Teen’s Beating Receive Police Awards

WPXI—The three Pittsburgh police officers accused of beating CAPA student Jordan Miles were recognized for their work with the department Friday.

Civil rights lawsuit against Pittsburgh police officer tossed

Brian Bowling, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—A federal judge this week tossed out a civil rights lawsuit against a Pittsburgh police officer and the city.

Judge rejects civil rights lawsuit against Pittsburgh police officer

Brian Bowling/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—A federal judge Thursday tossed out a civil rights lawsuit against a Pittsburgh police officer and the city.

3 officers accused in beating suspended with pay

Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Three city police officers accused of beating a Homewood teenager during his arrest last month were suspended with pay Monday — a move the police union said it plans to fight and that the teen’s mother said does not go far enough.