Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette— The third week of the Jordan Miles civil trial began this morning with testimony from two neighbors who said they found what were apparently braids of the young man’s hair in a hedgerow the morning after his encounter with police.
Bobby Kerlik, Jill King Greenwood, Michael Hasch, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—After more than a year of investigating, federal officials said on Wednesday they do not have enough evidence to charge three Pittsburgh police officers accused of beating a Homewood teenager during an arrest near his home.
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.
Jill King Greenwood and Bobby Kerlik/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—A federal grand jury is investigating a Homewood teenager’s allegations that three Pittsburgh police officers beat him during a January arrest near his home, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
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.