On January 12, 2010, one day after his 18th birthday, CAPA High School honors student Jordan Trent Miles was ambushed by three Pittsburgh police officers, who failed to identify themselves. Miles, never before in trouble with the police and thinking he was being robbed, began to run. The officers overtook Miles and administered a brutal beating that left him unrecognizable. There can be no explaining away or excusing what was done to Miles. The police officers lied about what happened and attempted to bring assault charges against Miles, which were tossed out of court. Despite all this, the City of Pittsburgh went on to reward these violent officers with a commendation and, during their current suspension, has been paying them more than they earned while working. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh DA has not brought charges, the Office of Municipal Investigations has declined to release its report completed shortly after the beating, and the Justice Department announced on May 4th that it would not prosecute the three officers. Demand justice for Jordan Miles!
Justice for Jordan Miles is a Pittsburgh-based campaign for police accountability formed in the wake of the brutal assault of Jordan Miles in January 2010. This website is approved by the family of Jordan Miles.
Speakers: Tim Stevens, Bria Adams, Pete Shell, Bob Maddick, Paradise Gray and Brandi Fisher
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