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Outraged Prairie View, Texas, residents want to know why police tased their councilman

Outraged Prairie View, Texas, residents want to know why police tased their councilman

More than two dozen people gathered at City Hall on Thursday demanding that authorities answer questions about the tasing and arrest last week of Jonathan Miller, an African American councilman in this city that was scrutinized this year after the arrest and jail cell death of Sandra Bland.

Miller, 26, was greeted warmly before the meeting with handshakes and hugs — including from a passing police officer.

“You were there for us, so we wanted to be there for you,” said one of the supporters, Latoya Smith, 27, who arrived wearing a T-shirt saying “Justice for Sandra Bland.”

Miller was tased a week earlier after he attempted to intervene...

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