Have you seen this video? I hadn’t until today. Here’s the backstory from Click2Houston:
Houston police arrested Davon Shavelle Miller, 17, after he had a fight with an officer that was caught on video and posted to Facebook.
An officer pulled over Miller, who was driving a car connected to an aggravated robbery and shooting in Harris County, the Houston Police Department said.
Miller got out of the car and ran, the Police Department said, and the officer chased and tackled him. The Facebook video begins sometime after that, and lasts just over a minute.
So the action picks up with Miller on the ground and the cop on top of him. Another guy who may also be an officer is apparently trying to help but not accomplishing much. As the scene unfolds, a woman in scrubs keeps telling Miller to stop resisting saying, “It’s not worth your life!” Miller replies, “He’s trying to kill me!”
While this struggle continues, a woman gets out of her car wearing a security guard uniform and begins filming. Miller continues struggling and then appears to reach for the officer’s gun. The officer yells, “Stop grabbing my gun!” Miller in turn repeats, “I didn’t grab his gun” several times.
At some point the officer notices the security guard walking around him with her phone in hand and shouts, “Help me! Stop f*****g filming and help me!” Here’s the clip:
Miller was eventually arrested and has been charged with a felony count of disarming a police officer. According to the president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, Joe Gamaldi, Miller had a gun in his car when he was stopped saying, “his girlfriend actually wrapped in a towel and threw it in the bushes while our officer (was) fighting with him.”
As for the security guard, she has been fired after Gamaldi made a call to the company that employed her:
Update to the story that has been making the rounds the past 2 days. I contacted security company that employed the security guard. They handled the issue swiftly, she is no longer employed w/the company. In addition they expressed their love, support, admiration for HPD officers
— Joe Gamaldi (@JoeGamaldi) August 22, 2018
Good riddance. Here’s a clip from Inside Edition featuring Gamaldi: