“We are both losers”.
Officer Brad Miller, 49 and a rookie on the force, was terminated after Johnson said he reviewed all the pertinent evidence of what occurred on the night of August 7 that ultimately resulted in the death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white police officer.
A WHITE trainee police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black student in Dallas, Texas, after the youth had allegedly broken into a vehicle dealership was fired on Tuesday (Aug 11) for “inappropriate judgment” in his handling of the situation.
Snider said Johnson used “20/20 hindsight to protect his job and appease anti-police activists”.
“Decisions were made that have a catastrophic outcome”.
Police officers are very rarely dismissed in the United States within few days of a shooting involving them. Police have not yet described the details of the confrontation between officers and 19-year-old Christian Taylor early Friday morning.
Several days of anger, protests and division followed the shooting death of Christian Taylor, 19. Some demanded that Miller be prosecuted for shooting Taylor, who was about to start his sophomore year at Angelo State University in West Texas.
“While Chief Johnson sits behind his desk and Monday-morning-quarterbacks an officer’s actions when coming face to face with a violent felon, his biggest fears are getting a paper cut or losing his six-figure salary”, Snider said. He expressed sympathy for Miller’s family.
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Johnson stated the FBI will assist Arlington Police conduct this investigation for the sake of transparency, not due to a insecurity in his personal division’s talents.
“I just want a change”.
She acknowledged the surveillance video of Taylor and questioned how the act of vandalism escalated to a shooting. However, his friends said he hadn’t been talking about the unrest in Ferguson recently. “I don’t know any more information than anybody else in the world”, he said.
Christian Taylor on the roof of a vehicle at the Classic Arlington auto dealership.
Miller had been with the department since last September.
Rather than setting up a perimeter around the showroom, Miller confronted Taylor directly and ordered him to get down on the ground, an order with which Taylor did not comply. Officer Miller reportedly entered the dealership on his own, without informing the other officers at the time, leading to their confrontation. Upon hearing the pop, Wiggins deployed his Taser.
Brad Miller, the officer in training who fatally shot Taylor, has been fired.
The officer was fired for “exercising poor judgment”, the city’s police chief said in a press conference on Tuesday. A decision about whether Miller’s actions were criminal though, he says, will be up to the district attorney.
Johnson asked the FBI to participate in its investigation and review of the incident. Taylor refused to do what the officer said, according to the chief. Johnson noted that communities across the U.S. “have been torn apart by similar challenges”.
“Kid made a mistake and it cost him dearly, no one should have to go out that way”, Taylor said.
“The growing number of young men incarcerated is proof that our present, and future generation is in trouble”, the biography continues.
He said officers must work with those in the community, and vice versa.
Taylor’s family while admitting he was in the wrong added that there was no reason for him to die.