“Obviously everybody was very disappointed that you can shoot an unarmed man and get away with it,” said Mawuli Mel Davis, the attorney representing Miller in a civil suit. “Tramaine Miller is now disabled — that one encounter disabled him. He lives a life of constant pain. You can still see the bullet protruding under the skin in the back of his neck.”
Miller was leaving a relative’s apartment and had locked himself inside his car as Officer Reginald Fisher, working an off-duty security job, approached. Fisher used his baton to smash Miller’s window and then, seeing the cell phone, shot Miller in the face.