facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

City preps for lawsuit after man Tased trying to save boy from fire

Nov. 8, 2013 at 1:26 PM   |   Comments

LOUISIANA, Mo., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Officials in Louisiana, Mo., say they are preparing for a possible lawsuit after police used Tasers to stop a man attempting to save his stepson from a fire.

The Oct. 31 fire killed 3-year-old Riley Jeffrey Rieser, The Louisiana Press-Journal reported Thursday.

Officer William Harrison and Sgt. Jeffrey Salois said they shocked the boy's stepfather, Ryan Miller, because "they were worried he would succumb to the smoke and heat and we'd have another fatality," said City Administrator Bob Jenne.

The city is waiting to see whether its insurance carrier will require an external investigation of the incident, Jenne said, because an internal investigation "would look like we were trying to cover something up."

Miller and his wife were in the process of adopting the boy when he died in the fire.

Topics: Ryan Miller
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program
2
Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test
3
Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach
4
Ohio school bus driver killed saving girl Ohio school bus driver killed saving girl
5
New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback