As the city of Chicago mourns the death of Adam Toledo, investigators are looking into the death of Miles Jackson at Mount Carmel St. Ann in Ohio. Video shows the 27-year-old told the officer that he had dropped his weapon before being fatally shot by an officer.
The incident in question took place on April 12. Jackson was transported to the hospital in order to be examined before a change of custody in relation to warrants he had out for his arrest. Video shows Jackson laying down on the bed before being asked to stand, so the officers could pat him down. At this point, things begin to escalate.
“Get his arm behind his back right now,” one officer yelled to another officer.
From there, a struggle ensued and an officer began demanding that Jackson give him his arm.
“I’m going to comply, man. I’m going to comply,” Jackson said.
Things continued to escalate as an office used his taser on Jackson and the struggle moved to the floor. Reports indicate that one shot was fired during the struggle and video shows the officer with the taser scramble out of the room. Meanwhile, the other officer pulls out his gun and points it at Jackson. Officers began to demand that Jackson drop anything that he has and put his hands in the air. The 27-year-old told the officer that he “dropped it” and that he is scared to move because he didn’t want to get shot.
In response, one officer uses a taser on Jackson. Shortly thereafter, it appears that another officer fires multiple shots and kills Jackson.
In the aftermath of Jackson’s death, the Westerville Police Department has opened an investigation regarding the matter.
“The investigation will look into how and to what extent the officers followed proper policy and procedure from the time of the first contact to the transfer of custody,” Westerville Police Chief Charles Chandler said.
Miles Jackson, 27, killed by police in a hospital in Westerville, Ohio on Monday.
Zadok Williams, 35, killed by police in his own home in Dekalb County, Georgia on Monday.
Peyton Ham, 16, killed by police in a driveway in Leonardtown, Maryland on Tuesday.
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) April 14, 2021