Police stun stepdad trying to save son from fire

Posted on: 2:10 pm, November 13, 2013, by , updated on: 03:11pm, November 13, 2013

ST. LOUIS (WGHP) — The family of a 3-year-old killed in a northern Missouri house fire claims police used a stun gun on the boy’s stepfather as he tried to run back in and save the child.

Riley Miller died early Oct. 31 in the Mississippi River town of Louisiana. A city police officer fired his stun gun at Ryan Miller as he tried to re-enter his burning home, which was destroyed in the fire.

Grandmother Lori Miller says she witnessed two officers use the stun gun three times, twice after Ryan Miller had been handcuffed.

Miller suffered chest burns and was later released from the city jail without being charged.

The family says it is considering legal action against the city.

City Administrator Bob Jenne called the police response a “judgment call.”

Click here to read more on this story from KTVI in St. Louis. 

1 Comment

  • shirley terry says:

    It was the father’s choice as to whether or not he was willing to risk his life to save his child’s life. No one can make that choice for you. Law enforcement officers are not GOD nor should they make personal decisions for anyone. Sue their butts for all you can! We will never know what the outcome would have been had the police not interferred and left the father alone to do what his heart told him to do to try & save his child…

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