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Greer Man Tells Police To Shoot Him Down Like Michael Brown According to Report

Greer Police have charged Derrick Martino Miller with resisting arrest after he struggled with the officer and said to shoot him down like Michael Brown according to the police report.
/ Source: Count On News 2

Greer Police have charged Derrick Martino Miller with resisting arrest after he struggled with the officer and said to shoot him down like Michael Brown according to the police report.

Brown was the unarmed teen shot by an officer in Ferguson, M.O. that has sparked protests and riots in the past week.

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The arresting officer said he believed Miller was trying to incite a riot.

The incident began with a traffic stop because the officer said Miller wasn't wearing a seat belt.

The officer said Miller got out of the car and walked toward the officer. After being told to return to his car Miller asked if the officer was going to shoot him.

According to the report the officer ordered Miller back into his car and Miller told him he was taking his kid home and that what he was going to do.

The officer says the 4 to 5 year old child in the front seat began to cry.

The report says the officer told Miller to turn around because he was being placed in handcuffs for the officer's and his safety.

Miller said he wasn't going to turn around and the officer said he would be arrested for interfering.

The officer says he tried to place Miller in handcuffs but he kept passively resisting by interlocking his arms.

The report says the officer then said he didn't want to have to taser him in front of his child. The officer says Miller continued to resist and that's when Miller "stated for me to shoot him down like Michael Brown" according to the report. He says Miller made multiple references to Michael Brown.

The officer then requested emergency backup.

When the other officers arrived they were able to get Miller into cuffs and into the patrol vehicle where he began kicking the vehicle.

The mother of the child arrived on scene and took custody of the child.