December 21, 2014

Attorneys for Jordan Miles win three pre-trial legal arguments

Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Jordan Miles has won three legal skirmishes in the run-up to a July civil trial on whether three city of Pittsburgh police officers violated his rights in a 2010 arrest.

Court Document: Judge’s order in Jordan Miles Civil Case

Miles case focus narrows to officers

Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—With a partial settlement of Jordan Miles’ federal lawsuit Tuesday, his legal team dropped claims against police department management and cleared the way for a July 15 trial that will focus entirely on the actions of the three officers accused of beating the teenager on a Homewood street.

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.

Jordan Miles, city denied access to grand jury testimony

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The civil case filed by Jordan Miles against the city of Pittsburgh isn’t weighty enough to warrant the breaching of the traditional secrecy of federal grand jury proceedings, U.S. District Judge Gary L. Lancaster ruled Tuesday.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Judge says attorneys in Jordan Miles case have to do their own digging

Brian Bowling, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—Attorneys for Pittsburgh and a Homewood man suing the city for police brutality must conduct their own investigations to prepare for trial instead of cribbing notes from a federal grand jury investigation of the incident at the heart of the lawsuit, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Jordan Miles, city denied access to grand jury testimony

Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—U.S. District Judge Gary L. Lancaster ruled late Tuesday that the city of Pittsburgh and the legal team for Jordan Miles can’t have access to secret grand jury testimony.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Both sides in Jordan Miles case to view some FBI files

Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The city of Pittsburgh and attorneys for Jordan Miles will be permitted to view some records from the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into police handling of his January 2010 arrest.

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.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Jordan Miles’ family rejects $180,000 to settle lawsuit

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—The family of Jordan Miles will not accept an offer to settle a civil lawsuit for the $180,000 offered by Pittsburgh today, Miles’ attorney J. Kerrington Lewis said.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh offers $180,000 to settle Jordan Miles case

Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The city of Pittsburgh has offered to settle the civil case filed by Jordan Miles, the teen whose injuries at the hands of police last year have become the focal point of the local police accountability movement.

Jordan Miles civil and criminal cases go on

Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Mediation has failed to resolve a civil lawsuit stemming from the 2010 beating of Jordan Miles, because a criminal probe complicated settlement talks, court papers filed Sunday indicate.

Judge rejects civil rights lawsuit against Pittsburgh police officer

Brian Bowling/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—A federal judge Thursday tossed out a civil rights lawsuit against a Pittsburgh police officer and the city.