July 23, 2014

Video: MLK Day Rally & March in Homewood for Justice for Jordan Miles

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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.

VIDEO: Petition delivered to DA Zappala’s office, County Courthouse, Pittsburgh, 3 June 2011

June 3rd, 2011 video of petition delivery by Zappala’s office features comments by Brandi Fisher, Kenneth Miller, Tim Stevens, and Terez Miles.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Group gives DA petitions seeking charges in police beating

Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The Alliance for Police Accountability delivered more than 1,000 signatures to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office this morning, again urging that criminal charges be filed against the three city police officers involved in the beating of Jordan Miles.

Raw footage: Justice for Jordan Miles Emergency Protest #2, Police HQ, 14 May 2011

Nigel Parry for Pittsburgh Indymedia—Raw Flipcam footage from the second emergency protest for Justice for Jordan Miles, called by the Alliance for Police Accountability. The footage (released as Creative Commons-Non-Commercial-Attribution) was shot near and in front of Police Headquarters in the Northside of Pittsburgh, on May 14th, 2011, from just after 1pm onwards.

Terez Miles’ statement, read out during the May 6th Emergency Protest in Downtown

Thursday, May 5, 2011—Yesterday’s decision by federal officials not to charge the three police officers who brutally beat Jordan came as a horrible insult, to Jordan, to me as his mother, and to everyone with eyes, a brain and common sense.

Podcast: Special Rustbelt Radio report on Jordan Miles (extended 24 minute version)

The feature takes a look back at the 15 months since Jordan was beaten, the recent news that the federal government are not going to prosecute the cops for civil rights violations of Miles—which the Mayor and Police Chief are trying to spin as a blanket pardon. Listen to speakers including Tim Stevens, Paradise Gray, […]

Post-Gazette: Rally protests outcome of Jordan Miles investigation

Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—More than 100 people rallied outside the City-County Building this afternoon to protest the U.S. Justice Department’s decision to not file civil rights charges against three city officers involved in the Jordan Miles case.

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.

No Charges: Cops Who Beat Pittsburgh Teen Going Back To Work

WTAE—No criminal charges will be brought against three Pittsburgh police officers who were involved in the violent arrest of then-high school student Jordan Miles in Homewood more than a year ago.

WTAE Video: No Charges: Cops Who Beat Pittsburgh Teen Going Back To Work

Jordan Miles Was Arrested By Undercover Officers In Homewood, Cleared By Judge [hana-flv-player video="http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/media/video/20110505-wtae-nate-harper.flv" width="600" height="350" description="" player="3" autoload="true" autoplay="false" loop="false" autorewind="true" /] WTAE—After a long investigation, there will be no charges against Pittsburgh police officers who made the violent street arrest of then-high school student Jordan Miles.

Pittsburgh police chief says 3 officers suspended in beating case will be reinstated to force

Associated Press—Three white plainclothes Pittsburgh police officers who had been suspended with pay for more than 15 months will be reinstated now that a city investigation has failed to “prove or disprove” allegations that they wrongly beat a black teen.

WDUQ: Jordan Miles’ Mother: “The Whole Community is Outraged”

WDUQ—City of Pittsburgh officials had said they would wait until the federal investigation was over in the case of the beating of an 18 year old African American high school student on January 12, 2010.

WTAE Video: Feds Say No Charges For Cops Who Beat Pittsburgh Teen

Jordan Miles Was Arrested By Undercover Officers In Homewood, Cleared By Judge [hana-flv-player video="http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/media/video/20110504-wtae-jordan-and-mother.flv" width="600" height="350" description="" player="3" autoload="true" autoplay="false" loop="false" autorewind="true" /] WTAE—After a long investigation, there will be no charges against Pittsburgh police officers who made the violent street arrest of then-high school student Jordan Miles.

Supporters of police reform fill Homewood church

Bill Vidonic, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—More than a year after his altercation with Pittsburgh police, Jordan Miles still is undergoing counseling, his mother said Tuesday.

Rally held at scene of teen’s confrontation with Pittsburgh police officers

Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—About 100 people gathered Saturday at the scene of Jordan Miles’ confrontation with three Pittsburgh police officers, then marched through Homewood to demand the officers be prosecuted for beating him.

Jordan Miles’ Mother Disappointed By Decision

KDKA—Jordan Miles’ mom has strong words after learning the Justice Department will not pursue charges against the Pittsburgh police officers her son claims beat him. [jwplayer file="http://justiceforjordanmiles.com/media/video/20100827-kdka-terez-miles.flv"]

Police Vehicles To See Microphones, Cameras In Next 5 Years

Jordan Miles’ Case Sparks Change, Mother Reacts WTAE—The Pittsburgh City Council has approved a set of bills that require cameras and microphones to be installed in police cruisers in the next five years. The moves also call for officers to be placed on paid leave if accused of using force that is investigated by the […]

Council Moves To Put Cameras In Police Cruisers

KDKA—Pittsburgh City Council gave preliminary approval to changes in the police department aimed at prodding the department to make reforms. The legislation was worked out in the aftermath of the Jordan Miles case. Miles was the CAPA student who was beaten by three undercover police officers in January. He said he was the victim of police brutality, but police said he resisted arrest and started fighting with them. [Continue Reading]

FBI gets Homewood teen’s DNA for beating probe

Jill King Greenwood and Bobby Kerlik, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The FBI this week took a DNA sample from Jordan Miles to compare to hair and braids found on a Homewood sidewalk as part of an investigation into his allegations that three Pittsburgh police officers beat him, the teenager’s mother said Thursday.