The Detroit police officer responsible for the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Adaisha Miller has been cleared of any wrongdoing.
Law enforcement agent Isaac Parrish was holding a party at his house on July 8, 2012, to which Miller had been invited by friends who knew the officer. While Miller was dancing at the party, she somehow ended up near the officer. Reports vary as to what Miller was doing, but the most common story was that she was hugging Parrish from behind. Parrish had his police-issued handgun on his waist, which accidentally fired and struck Miller, who died at the hospital.
Miller’s family is going to continue fighting for Adaisha's justice. Gerald Thurswell, the family’s attorney, claimed that Parrish should have been held responsible for the incident.
“You don’t have a loaded gun without a safety concealed in your pants at a party where people are drinking, where people are partying, where people are dancing,” Thurswell said.