August 22, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: NAACP officials meet, ask DA to prosecute 3 officers in Miles case

Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Officials of the national and local NAACP met yesterday with Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. to ask him to prosecute three Pittsburgh police officers in the Jan. 12, 2010, beating of Jordan Miles in Homewood.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: NAACP asks Zappala to charge police in Jordan Miles case

Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Members of the NAACP met today with Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. to ask him to prosecute three Pittsburgh police officers in the Jan. 12, 2010, beating of Jordan Miles.

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.

Rustbelt Radio PODCAST: Update from the Justice for Jordan Miles campaign

Nigel Parry reporting for Rustbelt Radio—Featuring audio of Rev. David Thornton, Paradise Gray, Tim Stevens, Brandi Fisher, Terez Miles and Fred Dukes.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: NAACP seeks meeting on Jordan Miles case

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP plans to ask for a meeting with the police chief, mayor and district attorney to create a dialogue about police-community relations.

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 […]

Tim Stevens and Gayle Moss speak about Jordan Miles Case

ONEHOOD WEB TV—Tim Stevens (B-PEP) and Gayle Moss (NAACP Pittsburgh) speak moments after witnessing Magisterial District Judge Oscar Petite Jr throw out case against Jordan Miles.

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.

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.

Call Made To Fire Pittsburgh Police Who Beat CAPA Student

FBI, Citizens Police Review Board, NAACP All Looking Into Homewood Arrest While the beating of high school student Jordan Miles during a Pittsburgh police arrest remains under investigation, the local NAACP branch is calling for the firings of those officers and for all charges against Miles to be dropped. “He had robbed no one — […]