Prominent Civil Rights Attorney Retained by Miles Hall's Family

Nicole Rojas
Jun 18, 2019 - 5:00

The family of Miles Hall, a mentally ill man whom Walnut Creek, California police fatally shot, has hired high-profile civil rights attorney John Burris. At a candlelight vigil on June 8, Hall’s mother, Taun, announced the decision to seek “justice for Miles.” Burris said the shooting raised questions about whether officers properly handled the fatal June 2 encounter with the 23-year-old man, the East Bay Times reported. Police received several 911 calls that a distressed man with mental illness was threatening relatives. “I’m working through this, but this is a mental health issue, and it...

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