Veteran Police Training Officer on Use of Taser at Fatal Louisiana Fire
(LOUISIANA)-- A police advocate with over 30 years experience in police training and tactics says it’s unfair to judge the actions of Louisiana officers at a fatal fire without all of the evidence.
In a statement to the Louisiana City Council, Doctor Joel Shults urges a restraint of opinion, and says authorities should make public all information about the incident. The city has said it is awaiting results of reports and an inquiry before making additional comments.
Authorities have previously reported that two officers used an electroshock weapon to keep a man from re-entering the burning home in an attempt to save his stepson.
3 year-old Riley Jeffrey Rieser Miller died in the October 31st fire at 405 South Main. The boy’s stepfather, Ryan Miller, was stunned multiple times. The victim’s family has criticized the use of force.