Officer Brad Miller Was Rejected From Police Force Twice
The rookie cop who killed unarmed Christian Taylor was denied from the police force twice before being hired on the third try.
A white police officer fired after he fatally shot a black college football player had applied twice to the Arlington Police Department before being hired on his third try, according to personnel records released by the department on Friday.
Brad Miller applied to the department in 2011 but wasn’t hired before his application expired a year later. He applied again but failed his medical examination and was told not to reapply for six months. Miller followed a fitness regime, applied exactly six months later and was accepted as a 48-year-old recruit.
Police Chief Will Johnson fired Miller four days after Miller confronted 19-year-old Christian Taylor alone inside a car showroom on Aug. 7. Miller fatally shot the unarmed Angelo State football player, who disobeyed Miller’s instructions and advanced toward him.
Miller had a series of marketing jobs in the technology sector until layoffs convinced him that he needed a career change and he decided to train to be a hairstylist in 2005. However, in an essay he wrote for his application, Miller wrote that it became “evident that, as fun as cosmetology is, the gap between dedication and talent is just a bit too wide to make it a financially viable career for me.”
SMFH…this is just terrible.
What do YOU think about this latest development???