Teen Beaten By Police With Dreadlocks Ripped Out Files Lawsuit

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An 18-year-old Pittsburgh teen that was violently beaten by police with his dreadlocks ripped out is filing a lawsuit against his attackers.

Jordan Miles and his family have decided to file a federal lawsuit against the three white Pittsburgh police officers that he says beat him and conspired to file false charges against him after concocting a story to cover-up their actions.

As previously reported, the teen violinist says he was walking to his grandmother's house when he was approached by three plains clothes officers saying,

Where's the money?” “Where's the gun? Where's the drugs?”

Fearing for his safety, Miles ran away and says when police caught up with him they beat him and ripped his hair from his scalp.

According to the lawsuit filed Monday, Miles says he had his face pushed into the snow and his gums impaled on a piece of wood, as officers kicked and punched him Jan. 12, a day after his 18th birthday.

He also says that he thought he was being kidnapped and in fear began reciting “The Lord's Prayer” prompting police to choke him and slam his face into the snowy ground.

Police charged Miles with loitering and prowling, aggravated assault and resisting arrest, claiming he acted suspiciously then fought with them after they clearly identified themselves as officers but Miles denies those claims.

A city judge dropped the charges against Miles in March.

He is seeking unspecified damages against the officers.

Miles Before The Beating


  • http://www.mz-knowitall.blogspot.com Mz. Know It All

    This is absolutely ridiculous. Police brutality has to absolutely stop!!!!!
    get linked in http://www.truelinkmagazine.webs.com and follow me on twitter.com./mzknow_itall

  • sweetness

    WTF!!! I am too *****ed about this one. I don't even know what to say.

  • Bdot

    Gotdam devils.

  • missvalz

    Thats a shame 40 something years and I aint never met a good cop!

  • http://justiceforjordanmiles.com Nigel Parry

    Stay in touch with the campaign for Jordan Miles at http://justiceforjordanmiles.com

  • LC

    Reminds me of a night I had in NY. Walking down the street with a guy friend with dreads. Police car pulls up, starts slowly driving along beside us and two white cops start yelling stuff like, "Hey, you supposed to be Bob Marley or sumthin?" etc. Kept trying to push him into a confrontation. Some cops are a**holes for real and just waiting for the opportunity to beat a black man down.

  • angel

    Omg:( so effin sad. those policemen are soooo F***** UP!

  • charlotte

    That's a damn shame. Them cops need 2 put away 4 that. Reminds me of what happened 2 Rodney King.lock them up and throw away the key.

  • Loni W

    Ur ignorant... It doesn't matter if he was walkn around with a tutu n ah princess crown on that doesn't give any1 tha right to beat him. Grow up and get a lyfe

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