It also cited Johnson’s acknowledgement that 19-year-old suspect Christian Taylor refused to surrender and behaved in a manner that could be considered as threatening when Miller shot him Friday. The group said it supports “Miller’s right to be judged fairly and completely on facts instead of a snapshot developed in only days”, and also expressed sympathy for Taylor’s family.
Taylor’s father, Adrian Taylor, told The Washington Post after word came of Miller’s firing that he and his family were more concerned with burying their son.
About 60 protesters gathered outside Arlington police headquarters late Tuesday, demanding that Miller, who is white, face criminal charges.
Dominique Alexander was one of the organizers of Tuesday night’s demonstration. Miller’s attorney John Snider says his client “made decisions in the heat of a violent confrontation to save his and other officers’ lives”.
There were no arrests during the demonstration.
Police on Tuesday released audio of a 911 call made by the company manning the exterior cameras.
In the audio released Tuesday, the caller can be heard telling a 911 operator that a “thin black man with a blond Mohawk” was seen jumping on the windshield of a gray Ford Mustang. The death of 19-year-old Christian Taylor has raised some of the same questions as other recent police shootings involving unarmed suspects.
The dealership’s cameras show Taylor walking around the parking lots, but not the confrontation inside the showroom.
Taylor’s funeral is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Koinonia Christian Church in southeast Arlington, where Taylor attended. Johnson says he’s troubled by some of the actions Miller took while responding to a reported burglary at a auto dealership early Friday morning.
Inside the showroom, Miller ordered Taylor to get to the ground, Johnson said.
A white colored Texas officer seriously filmed an exposed, chocolate 19-year-old school runner believed of pushing a automotive in the window(s) of a new Dallas-area 4wd fix facility, origins said on Saturday.
Johnson said it will be up to a grand jury to decide whether Miller should be charged criminally.
Taylor was a graduate of an Arlington high school and a football player at Angelo State University in West Texas. Paul Rodriguez, an Arlington police spokesman, told The Associated Press that police were advised that someone had driven a auto onto the lot, started to damage another auto, then drove his own vehicle into the glass front of the showroom.
In May, the previous Tarrant County grand jury voted that no charges were warranted against a police officer who fatally shot Ruben Garcia Villalpando, an unarmed Mexican immigrant, in a February traffic stop.
Christian Taylor died and murdered in Arlington, Texas, using a recruit policeman 48 hours until the birthday along the filming of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, an exposed, chocolate 18-year-old whom demise galvanized the “Black Lives Matter” excersise and led to strikes that is actually often curved harsh. At least two bullets struck Taylor, killing him, according to the chief, who said the interaction early Friday morning lasted only seconds. A rare indictment came in 2009, against a white Houston police officer who fatally shot Robbie Tolan, the black son of a former major league baseball player, outside his home.
“We again ask that citizens obey the commands of police officers in order to prevent these tragedies from occurring in the future”, the association said.