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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney has responded to the lawyer for the family of Christian Taylor’s request to refile criminal charges against for Arlington Police Officer Brad Miller after a grand jury voted to take no action last week.
In a letter Monday to Michael Heiskell, the Taylor family attorney, DA Sharen Wilson explain why the office will not refile charges against Brad Miller.
In the letter Wilson stated,” You assert that Officer Miller was a rogue officer, or acted unreasonably. That assertion is not supported by the facts. By all accounts, Taylor was acting erratically, and in a manner dangerous to himself and the officers on the scene. When confronted, he continued to aggressively advance on the officers even after the attempt to Taser him.”
You can read the entire letter here:
Michael Heiskell told CBS11 last week Taylor’s family was distraught over the grand jury’s decision.
Heiskell also said Brad Miller “acted in a rogue capacity and decided to confront Christian alone despite 10 other officers being in the vicinity.”
The grand jury had been listening to testimony since last month.
Miller, a rookie police officer, shot and killed 19-year-old Christian Taylor in August 2015 during a break-in at an auto dealership in Arlington. The teenage college football player was unarmed at the time of the shooting.
Miller was still in training, but was fired from his job four days later.
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