“It wasn’t so much the press attacking my daughter,” the mother of Adaisha Miller said. Adaisha was shot after witnesses say she tried to dance with a Detroit police officer. In addition to the problematic pieces being run in the mainstream media, it was also “the Detroit Police Department with their excuses as well as their inability to tell the truth.”
Yolanda McNair, Adaisha’s mother, said that eventually the media did start asking some critical questions, but at first it seemed they were all too quick to work in collusion with the Detroit Police Department by assassinated her daughter’s character after she was killed by off-duty police officer.
Adaisha was celebrating the weekend before she turned 25 when she was shot and killed by off-duty Detroit Police Officer Isaac L. Parrish III.
Miller had been dancing with the Detroit officer. Witnesses claim that upon coming in for a hug, his improper method of carrying his firearm resulted in its accidental discharge.
Adaisha’s mother, Yolanda McNair said that all of this happened at an outdoor party around 12:30 a.m.
“For this to happen to her, whether they want to call it freak accident or mistake in judgment, it should have never happened to my child, and there’s nothing I can do to get her back,” McNair said to local WDIV news.
Police Sgt. Eren Stephens said that Miller “embraced the officer from behind, causing the holstered weapon to accidentally discharge.”
But a property holstered firearm will not discharge by itself. Whatever happened, we can be sure that the weapon was not being carried safely or in accordance with the law. This resulted in the bullet puncturing Miller’s lung and heart. She later passed away at the hospital.
The officer remained on administrative duties throughout the course of an investigation into the shooting death.
“All she wanted to do was enjoy the weekend for her birthday,” Miller’s mother said. “She had every right to enjoy turning 25 and look beyond that.”
Eventually, however, the case was closed and the officer was cleared of any wrong-doing. Yolanda says “Detroit Police Officer Isaac L. Parrish III,” the off-duty officer in question, “was given special treatment from the very beginning.”
Now, the family of Adaisha Miller says they want the case reopened. A petition on Change.org asks the Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to reopen the case.
Our [position] is that a thorough, unbiased investigation was not conducted and that there was a blatant disregard for due process, policy and procedures in regards to timely disclosure of evidence, information and results. Also we, the family of Adaisha Miller were purposely mislead about the reason the investigation was halted only to find out via the Sunday night news that your department had concluded it’s investigation without ever speaking to the family or friends of Adaisha– and the officer was CLEARED of any wrongdoing. We feel that you should Professionally revisit this case or ask an outside entity to conduct a proper one for you.
“The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office conducted an extensive independent investigation of the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of Adaisha Miller and concluded that the evidence would not support charging the off-duty police officer,” Wayne County Prosector’s Office spokeswoman Maria Miller told the Huffington Post in a letter. “We do not plan to re-open the case.”
Yolanda says that this “investigation” was a farce. The Detroit Police Department and the media worked together, she explains, to defend the officer and assassinate her daughter’s character.
“The Detroit Police used the press and the media as their weapon to attack my daughter’s character after her death, rather than being responsible and holding the officer accountable for his actions,” Yolanda explained.
She says “we cannot expect the Detroit Police Department to investigate themselves in an unbiased manner.”
“The Detroit Police Department put out different stories before my daughters funeral,” she added.
Eventually, she says, they worked their way through five completely different stories as to how she was shot.
“It wasn’t until I had told Detroit Channel 4 News reporter Rob Maloney that my daughter was a licensed massage therapist that the Detroit Police Department came up with their exotic dancer excuse.”
None of that was true. But that didn’t matter to the media or police.
(Article by Moreh B.D.K. and Jackson Marciana)