They quote Justice Department sources as saying:
"We don't believe we can get a conviction."So does that mean that if only one police officer had brutalized Miles that they'd be more likely to pursue charges? By that logic, if Miles had been attacked by five officers, they'd be handing out medals to them.
"It's three against one..."
And speaking of handing things out, the three officers have not only been on paid leave since February, they've also been receiving overtime pay.
Even more depressing:
Sources close to the investigation tell the KDKA Investigators if the Justice Department will not pursue charges, the district attorney's office won't either -- and the criminal investigation will soon be closed.A reminder that this is what Miles looked like after the attack:
And, that the officers went after him in the first place because they claimed that Miles was standing against a building "as if he was trying to avoid being seen" and that they believed he had a gun which they later said was a a bottle of Mt. Dew in his winter coat pocket which they couldn't even produce.
Miles' attorney said, "We plan on filing a civil rights violation case against the Pittsburgh Police Department obviously."
It would be a crime if they didn't.