August 29, 2014

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: No fed charges in Jordan Miles’ beating

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.

Community groups: Make Pittsburgh police more accountable

Bill Vidonic, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review— Community groups today urged Pittsburgh City Council to continue its efforts to make city police officers more accountable to the people they serve.

In Miles case, justice delayed is problem denied

Chris Potter, City Paper—Jordan Miles, the Homewood student left battered from an encounter with three Pittsburgh police officers in January, has started college now. Theoretically, he could graduate before we ever know what will happen to the police involved.

Turmoil, crime stress Highland Park police zone

Jill King Greenwood, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—When Pittsburgh police swear in 36 new officers next week, the beleaguered Highland Park station hopes to get more than a few of the recruits.

Pittsburgh Police ‘Blue Flu’ Rumors Dismissed

WTAE—Pittsburgh police are warned not to call in sick without reason or cut back on patrols in the wake of a judge’s decision to dismiss the charges against CAPA high school student Jordan Miles, who claims he was beaten by three officers.

Jordan Miles, Teen Violinist: Beat By Police Over Mt. Dew Bottle

Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Huffington Post—The photos taken by Jordan Miles’ mother show his face covered with raw, red bruises, his cheek and lip swollen, his right eye swollen shut. A bald spot mars the long black dreadlocks where the 18-year-old violist says police tore them from his head.