AP: Officer indicted for using Taser on city official in Texas

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HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a grand jury has indicted a police officer after he used a stun gun on a City Council member in a small, predominantly black Texas college town.   E. Rivera, chief investigator for the Waller County District Attorney’s Office, said Monday that Prairie View officer Michael Kelley was indicted for official oppression, a misdemeanor.

Kelley was indicted Friday in Waller County, northwest of Houston.

Kelley couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Prairie View Police Chief Larry Johnson declined to comment but said the incident last October isn’t indicative of his department.

Johnson said arrangements were being made for Kelley to turn himself in.

Police video shows Kelley, who is white, using a stun gun on black Prairie View City Council member Jonathan Miller when he didn’t follow police commands.


This story has been corrected to show that the last name of the indicted officer is Kelley and not Kelly.

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