FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Detroit Officer Cleared in Accidental Discharge Death

February 10, 2014  | 

A Detroit police officer has been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a woman who was dancing during a party in his backyard, the Associated Press reports.

Two probes were conducted after 24-year-old Adaisha Miller was shot July 8, 2012 at officer Isaac Parrish’s northwest Detroit home, according to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office.

Adaisha Miller was celebrating the weekend before her 25th birthday and was invited to a fish fry by friends who knew the officer, her mother, Yolanda McNair, said after the shooting.

Police said then that Miller “embraced” Parrish from behind while dancing. Parrish, now 40, was wearing his police-issued handgun on his waist, and it fired striking Miller once. The slug punctured Miller’s lung and hit her heart. She died at a hospital.

Tags: Off-Duty Carry, Detroit PD, Accidental Discharges


Comments (4)

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4

Lenny @ 2/10/2014 11:57 AM

Well of course he was cleared, was there ever any doubt?
What a wonderful 25th birthday present from someone so
frightened he feels the need to wear a gun in his own back
yard. Can't remember the last time I heard of a cop being
held responsible for murder.

Tim @ 2/10/2014 6:20 PM

Lenny, how in the heck do you hold the officer responsible for this? I guess you haven't been paying attention if you can't remember the last time.

Lenny @ 2/10/2014 6:39 PM

@ Tim
Well let's see, his gun, in his waistband, no safety, one in the chamber.
Who should be responsible the cat?

Greg @ 2/11/2014 6:52 AM

"Embraced her from behind...and his handgun fired hitting her lung/heart". HUH?

What sort of holster points the barrel up so her lung/heart would have been pierced? Safety not on (what type of pistol?)...was the offcer 7' tall and the victim 3' tall? This one does stink a bit.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Kentucky Chief Deputy Dead in Apparent Suicide
The second-in-command at the Jefferson County (Ky.) Sheriff's Office was found dead Monday...
DOJ Reveals Plans to Review Baltimore PD
A U.S. Department of Justice official pledged Monday to conduct a thorough, independent...
Law Signed to Curb Cop Killer's 'Obscene Celebrity'
Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the...
Video: Shooting of El Paso Police Officer Connected to 2 Bodies Found
Two bodies found at separate locations Tuesday are linked to the shooting of an El Paso...
Crash Kills Missouri Police Officer/Fire Chief on Way to Fire
An Alton, Mo., police officer who is also a firefighter died after a crash on Monday....

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine