National news outlets have picked up the story of a man police used a Taser on to prevent him from trying to rescue his 3-year-old stepson from a burning home in the Mississippi River town of Louisiana. Riley Miller died in the fire on the morning of Halloween.
The father, Ryan Miller, tried to enter the home after the rest of his family had escaped the fire but officials tried to stop him, saying it was too dangerous. When he did not cooperate Louisiana police used a Taser on him three times.
The City’s administrator says he’s investigating the fire and whether police and fire departments acted appropriately.