Detroit Evening Report: Three Detroit police officers suspended after fatal shooting of Kiazia Miller

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Last week, 27-year-old Kiazia Miller was killed by a Detroit police officer responding to a mental health crisis. Miller recorded the moments leading up to her death. 

Miller was taking a Facebook Live video as police arrived at her home. Officers were told she had assaulted her mother and son and had access to a firearm. Miller recorded their interaction from her doorway. 

“You got all of these officers… why is there a flashlight in my face? OK, you got all the officers, then they got a gun on me,” said Miller. 

Miller was speaking with police when a group of officers suddenly entered her home, leading to the fatal shooting. Police Chief James White suspended three of the officers involved.  

Miller’s death, and the fatal shooting of Porter Burks just week prior, has brought fresh criticism to Detroit police’s crisis intervention methods. 

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  • Nargis Rahman

    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.