Texas Councilman Jonatan Miller Tasered
A Texas councilman is making national headlines after he says he was unlawfully tasered outside his home.
Jonathan Miller was arrested October 8 in Prairie View, Texas when officers stopped to question four men at his house in area where there was “drug activity.”
After Miller says he stepped outside to defuse the situation, he was tasered by two officers–one of which is believed to have been involved in the arrest of Sandra Bland.
“I don’t feel like I did any of the things that I’m accused of,” councilman Jonathan Miller told NBC News. “I don’t feel like I should have been detained, or you know, arrested or anything.”
Dramatic videos taken by one of Miller’s friends and the body camera worn by one of the police officers shows Miller, 26, being taken down by a Taser on Oct. 8.
The incident involved a Prairie View officer with ties to Sandra Bland, who was found dead in her jail cell this summer.
Miller insists he did nothing wrong, while police say he was Tasered for failing to comply with their orders.
Police say they were on a routine patrol when they stopped at Miller’s house and approached four men for questioning in an area they say has often been found to be involved with drug activity.
In the video, a male and female officer try to get him to put his hands behind his back and he refuses before being Tasered.
“I knew the officer, (and) she knew me, so I figured if I let her know these are my guests, (it would) kind of lessen the tension,” Miller said.
Miller has been charged with interfering with police and resisting arrest.
The police are promising a full investigation.
Wow! Even councilmen aren’t safe.
What do YOU think about police harassing Jonathan Miller??/