The three Pittsburgh, Pa., police officers who beat a Black teen earlier this month should be thrown off the force, say NAACP officials who believe the incident was racially motivated.
The officers – Richard Ewing, Michael Aldutte and David Sisak – say they thought the “suspicious item” 18-year-old Jordan Miles was carrying was a gun and that he initially fled when they identified themselves as police and attempted to stop him to investigate. The item turned out to be a bottle of soda. Miles contends the officers never identified themselves as such.
"Every assumption that they made about my son was wrong," Jordan’s mother, Terez Miles, told United Press International.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Jordan Miles, who had no criminal record, has been charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest.
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