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    Man shot by Norman Police had arrest warrant issued 5 days prior to incident

    Norman Leaks has confirmed that the man shot by police on Sunday, March 25–Ronnie Lewis Miller–had a warrant for his arrest issued on March 20, 2018. So far, local media sources have made little mention of specifics regarding Miller’s prior contact with law enforcement.

    Court records obtained by Norman Leaks show Miller had a previous altercation with NPD officers at the Norman Regional Hospital Emergency Room while in police custody. The altercation resulted in Miller being charged with Assault & Battery on an officer. The March 20 warrant was issued for his failure to appear in court on the charges from earlier this month.

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    Norman Police Department held a press conference today displaying what appears to be distant footage from a police dashcam taken during the March 25 incident.

    NPD representatives had earlier given verbal commitments to community members to release the body camera footage. The Norman Transcript and other media organizations are reported to be in possession of the other unreleased body cam videos.

     

    The March 25 incident was also captured on video by a bystander. It was posted to Facebook and went viral. That video has since been made inaccessible on Facebook. It’s not clear whether the post was deleted or blocked due to altered privacy settings. The post had elicited hundreds of shares and comments. Many Norman residents and even the Norman Police Chief, Keith Humphrey were among the commenters. Humphrey even offered to meet with Malik Mason who posted the video to Facebook.

    Sources close to Norman Leaks downloaded the video prior to its removal. We are making it available again here.

    Warning: The video contains graphic images. 

    Ronnie Lewis Miller’s March 20 arrest warrant stems from prior charges of Assault & Battery on a Norman officer. On the evening of November 9th, 2017, Miller had been arrested and was in police custody at Norman Regional Hospital. In the Emergency Room, police were in the process of obtaining a “Fit Slip” in order to deem him fit-for-incarceration. According to the police affidavit, Miller became unruly, kicked at one of the officers, then grabbed one of the officer’s wrists while yelling threats and profanities.

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    Norman Police have told local media that Miller was the subject of a welfare check at the request of family members.

    Norman Leaks has requested 911 calls and written reports regarding the requested welfare check. NPD’s Public Information Officer, Sarah Jensen told Norman Leaks no such recordings exist and the family members made the report in person. NPD has yet to produce the written reports we requested.

    Miller had a recent prior arrest for false declaration of ownership. The affidavit states he had pawned tools allegedly stolen from a previous employer.

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    Court records show that on October 23, 2017 Miller attempted to escape arrest during his arraignment at a municipal court hearing. The police affidavits say Miller “exhibited extreme anxiety,” and “spoke as though he was hallucinating.” Miller was also charged with public intoxication following the arrest.

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    Two officers, Clay Bolin and Chris Allison, are on administrative leave while NPD conducts an internal investigation.

     

     

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