July 23, 2014

VIDEO: Reports from Day 1 of the Miles Trial, Jury Selection

The area of Jordan's head where his dreadlock braids were ripped out by the police officers. (Photo: Terez Miles)

Rustbelt Radio’s Nigel Parry (on camera) and Don Carpenter (cameraman) attended the first day of the Jordan Miles Federal Civil Trial, on Monday 16 July 2012. [Continue Reading]

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Jordan Miles’ civil trial against Pittsburgh, police slated for July

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—A Homewood man`s claim that three city polices officers violated his civil rights during a 2010 arrest near his home is scheduled to be heard by a federal jury in July.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Miles family rejects settlement offered in police scuffle

Timothy Puko, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The family of Jordan Miles will not accept a $180,000 offer from the city of Pittsburgh to settle a civil lawsuit, Miles’ attorney J. Kerrington Lewis said on Monday.

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.

Homewood teen Jordan Miles sues Pittsburgh, police officers over January arrest

Brian Bowling, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—A Homewood teenager today filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Pittsburgh and three city police officers he accuses of beating him Jan. 12 as he walked to his grandmother’s home.

Teen who says officers beat him sues city, police

Sadie Gurman and Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A former CAPA student who says he was beaten by police earlier this year is suing the city and three officers, saying they used excessive force and arrested him without probable cause.

Arts student sues over Pittsburgh police beating

Joe Mandak, Associated Press—A black teen who attended the city’s performing arts high school has filed a federal lawsuit saying three white Pittsburgh police officers wrongfully beat him in January, then conspired to file false charges against him and concocted a cover story for their actions.

Beaten Pittsburgh Teen Will Sue City, Cops

Jordan Miles Says Plainclothes Officers Hit Him In Homewood WTAE—A lawyer for Jordan Miles said he’s filing a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Pittsburgh and three police officers who are being investigated for beating the young Homewood man.