Ballot Whisper Campaign Seeks Police Prosecution
PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. is running unopposed in Tuesday’s election, but that doesn’t mean he won’t still face a political challenge in the ballot booth.
The Alliance for Police Accountability is spearheading a “whisper campaign,” urging Allegheny County voters to write in the name of Jordan Miles on Tuesday’s ballot.
Miles, now 19, was the unarmed Homewood high school student who was arrested and allegedly beaten nearly two years ago by three Pittsburgh police officers who claimed he fled and resisted arrest after they mistakenly believed he was carrying a gun,
The APA hopes that enough “votes” for Jordan Miles will convince Zappala to criminally prosecute the three officers involved. The case was already dismissed by a district judge, and the federal government has refused to hear the case.
Brandi Fisher, chairwoman of the Alliance for Police Accountability, talks with NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Robert Mangino about the whisper campaign, and why she feels justice has not yet been served.
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