Prairie View officer indicted after tasing city councilman

An officer in Prairie View is now facing indictment following the tasing of Prairie View City councilman.

The incident, that was caught on video, happened last October.

City Councilman Jonathan Miller said he was trying to intervene when officers began questioning fraternity members from Prairie View outside his home, when he was tased by officer Michael Kelly.

The Waller County grand jury indicted officer Kelly on a charge of official oppression.


ORIGINAL REPORT: It's a homecoming weekend this Prairie View graduate will never forget.

Instead of celebrating with his fraternity brothers Prairie View City Councilman Jonathan Miller is being released from jail with blood on his shirt and scars on his back.

Miller says, "I felt like it escalated to a situation where I was tased."

Miller, who's also a school teacher, says he was at his home in Prairie View Thursday night when officers approached his fraternity brothers standing outside.

He says when he asked the officers what was going on he was tased. It was captured on video. Miller was also arrested and taken to jail.

Brandon Woodson is Miller's fraternity brother and he video taped the incident.

He says the officer involved knew all of them as graduates of the school and Miller as a City councilmember who just voted for police officers a raise in Prairie View last week.

Chief Larry Johnson says he's investigating the incident and will release the dash and body camera video in the case.

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