Grand jury indicts Prairie View officer involved in tasing, arrest of city councilman

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – A Waller County grand jury decided Friday to indict Prairie View police Officer Michael Kelly for official oppression for the arrest of City Council member Jonathan Miller, according to Waller County Assistant Criminal District Attorney Noah Johnson.

In October, Miller was stunned and arrested by police in front of his home. According to Prairie View police, officers were questioning four men about recent disturbances or suspicious activity in the area when Miller interrupted the investigation. Witnesses said the men had been guests at Miller's home.

One of the witnesses recorded the incident with his cellphone. Police also recorded the incident with both body cameras and dash cameras.

Police said they ordered Miller to step back, but he refused. Miller was then told that he was being placed under arrest for interfering with the investigation. Police said Miller resisted arrest and that is when they deployed a Taser.

Miller was arrested and charged with interfering with a public servant and resisting arrest.
The officers in October's incident included a female officer who was also involved in the Sandra Bland arrest, the chief said.