Tuesday, February 2, 2010

News: Police Suspended After Beating Teenager

Teen Violenist Beaten By Cops, Jordan Miles

The city of Pittsburgh has suspended three white police officers while officials investigate accusations that they beat up a black teenage arts student who was walking to his grandmother's house after dark, the mayor said Monday.

The city agency that handles police misconduct allegations has agreed to complete its investigation of the Jan. 12 confrontation by month's end, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said. It must do so before any decision is made on whether to fire the officers.

"Since the investigation will take several weeks to complete, the immediate action I call for today is necessary for the safety of the officers involved, their colleagues and the peace of mind and safety of the entire community," Ravenstahl said.

 

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