A Texas district attorney is looking into the Prairie View police department after an officer stun gunned a city councilman outside of his home this weekend. The incident takes place in the same city where Sandra Bland was found dead in her jail cell over the summer.
Essence Magazine reports that officers arrived at the home of 26-year-old Jonathan Miller last week to question Miller’s fraternity brothers, who were outside practicing a step routine, about drug involvement.
When Miller approached the officers, who he knew, to ask what was going on, body cam and witness video shows officers ordering him to put his hands behind his back. Miller dropped to his knees with his hands by his side, which is when police began tasing him. He was arrested and charged with resisting arrest. One of the officers involved was also present during Bland’s arrest.
Miller told NBC News that he didn’t feel as though he was in the wrong. None of the officers involved have been punished for their actions. The department is currently under investigation from the district attorney’s office.