Miles Hall Walnut Creek: 23-Year-Old Miles Hall Died In Police Shooting After Confrontation With Officers
WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA (June 4, 2019) – A 23-year-old man with mental illness identified as Miles Hall has tragically died after a police shooting in the East Bay.
The shooting took place even though the family of Miles Hall warned police about his mental illness. Authorities are saying that the incident started when Miles Hall’s grandmother called them.
Miles Hall’s mother also called police saying that her son was acting violent and had a metal pole. Police arrived at the scene and ordered the victim to drop the metal pipe.
Walnut Creek police claim that they were charged by the victim. It was at this point that Miles Hall was shot and fatally wounded.
He was transported to the John Muir Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Police Shootings
According to one report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “43.8 million adults in the U.S. experience mental illness each year. Almost 10 million people report struggling with a serious mental illness that interferes with their major life activities. And 16 million reported having at least one major depressive episode within the past year.” Those with mental illness are statistically far more likely to be seriously injured or killed by the police. But his doesn’t have the be the case.
Police officers should receive training on how to deal with the mentally ill and how to deescalate situations. If a police officer uses excessive force, the department that they work for could potentially face civil liability. The family of any victim that died may be able to seek justice through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Police Shooting
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Miles Hall. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. It is our sincere hope that Walnut Creek police officers will get better training to deal with these types of situations. In far too many circumstances, they end with deadly force.
If someone that you love has been injured in an encounter with the police you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about a particular incident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.