Officer Who Shot And Killed Christian Taylor(officer Brad Miller)Will Not Be Indicted For His Murder
|Officer Who Shot And Killed Christian Taylor|
Will Not Be Indicted For His Murder
BHR Hollywood Reports.......A Tarrant County grand jury has no-billed former Arlington PD officer Brad Miller in the fatal shooting of Christian Taylor.
Miller, who was fired in the wake of the August 2015 shooting, won't be charged.
Before the confrontation, video from the Arlington dealership showed Taylor acting erratically, jumping on cars and later busting through the gate into the parking lot. An autopsy showed Taylor had drugs in his system at the time of the shooting.
Miller was fired by Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson days after the shooting.
The attorney for Taylor's family said they were disappointed in the decision by the grand jury.
"[Miller] struck out on his own, went inside, confronted Christian.
And by this time his training officer came inside and assessed the situation used his Tazer and in the meantime Miller was using his 9 millimeter Glock to shoot him four times," said attorney Mike Heiskell.
Heiskell asked for Taylor's friends and supporters to not react violently to the grand jury decision and said there are civil legal options the family is considering.
"Their job is to serve and protect,” said Heiskell. “And he didn't protect Christian Taylor."
|Family And Friends Gathered To Remember Christian Taylor|
Following Wednesday's decision, Miller's
attorney released this statement:
We would like to thank the members of the grand jury for their service and for their diligence in taking the necessary time to thoroughly consider all the facts before making a decision.
Too often, police officers' decisions are judged without proper consideration of the tense and dangerous situations they face.
Brad Miller, like many other police officers, was forced to make a split-second decision to protect his life and the lives of his fellow officers. The grand jury made the right decision.