Florida Cops Shoot and Kill Deaf Man For ‘Talking Too Loud’

rockin'robin

Well-Known Member
A deaf man was just shot by Volusia County sheriff’s deputy Joel Hernandez and the excuse the killer cop gave boils down to the fact that he was talking too loud.

Now Deputy Hernandez is under investigation for fatally shooting Edward P. Miller on Saturday afternoon, police sources say.

The Sheriff’s department tells us that Hernandez was responding to an unrelated matter at Fryer’s Towing when he over heard a verbal disagreement between Miller and an employee of Fryer’s Towing.

Watch the local report from WESH Orlando below…

Sheriff Ben Johnson said that Miller was in legal possession of a holstered firearm. This was not in violation of any law, and Hernandez has had to contend with that in developing his narrative of the events.

Our friends from The Free Thought Project report that “Edward Miller and his son Edward Jr. went to Fryer’s towing Friday to settle a dispute about a towed vehicle

The police report explains the following details…


Darice Podgorski-Beneddix, 44, an employee at Fryer’s, reported to Daytona police officers that the elder Miller “was being rude and yelling at her.”

The elder Miller said he “may have been yelling due to him being hard of hearing however in no way was he trying to be rude.”


Employee Erik Stewart, 51, told Podgorski-Beneddix that the younger Miller “had a gun holstered on his right side hip.”

Podgorski-Beneddix then called for police assistance “out of fear for their safety,” according to the report.

Officers determined the younger Miller had an up-to-date concealed weapons license to carry the gun, and it was returned to him.

The report goes on to state that the Millers were told that if they come back with the “correct amount of money,” their vehicle would be returned to them.

Free Thought reports that a Daytona Beach police report says that “Miller was being rude and yelling because he was upset about the fees for his car.”

This is still not a crime.

But that’s when the employees allegedly told the police they were “in fear for their safety” because Miller was legally armed, according to the police report.

The report even acknowledged that Miller told the officer the reason he was “yelling” was unintentional, and not because he was trying to be disorderly, but because he was deaf and could not gauge how loud he was being as well as the officer apparently demanded.


The police report notes that Miller had a valid license to carry the firearm and that he had not done anything to draw the weapon, or imply that he was going to draw it. In short, he broke no law other than the officer accusing him of being disorderly for “talking too loudly”.

Eye-witnesses tell us that Miller was shot while sitting inside an SUV. They add that the windows were in fact rolled up when the deputy opened fire.

Have you heard about this in the national, mainstream media? Why do you think they are refusing to report on this case of police murder, even when the officer is being investigated for criminal wrong-doing?

http://countercurrentnews.com/2015/08/florida-cops-deaf-man-for-talking-too-loud/
 

rockin'robin

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No charges for Volusia deputy in fatal shooting at tow yard

No charges will be filed against a Volusia County deputy who fatally shot an armed man in September at a tow yard in Daytona Beach, State Attorney R.J. Larizza announced Friday..

Deputy Joel Hernandez opened fire on the Port Orange man Sept. 20 at Fryer's Towing Service on Segrave Street, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Edward Prescott Miller, 52, pulled a gun on Hernandez, who then fired four times, said FDLE, which investigated the shooting. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.

Miller and his son were at the tow yard to get his son's Ford F-350 pickup.

His son, Edward Daniel Miller, said it was towed there after a Port Orange officer pulled him over, thinking he was intoxicated.

The son also said his father was deaf, which may have led to his "father not understanding what the Fryer's Towing employee was telling him," the FDLE report said.

Hernandez and another deputy were at the business on an unrelated manner when Miller started arguing with employees, the report said.

Hernandez investigated and made contact with Miller as he sat behind the wheel of his 1999 Jeep Cherokee, FDLE said.

After Hernandez opened the front passenger door of the SUV, Miller pulled a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver from a holster in his waistband, FDLE said.

Hernandez fired his duty weapon — a .40-caliber Glock — four times, a report said.

An autopsy found two bullets in Miller's right chest, one in his spine and a fragment in his right arm.

The son also said his father was deaf, which may have led to his "father not understanding what the Fryer's Towing employee was telling him," the FDLE report said.

Hernandez and another deputy were at the business on an unrelated manner when Miller started arguing with employees, the report said.

Hernandez investigated and made contact with Miller as he sat behind the wheel of his 1999 Jeep Cherokee, FDLE said.

After Hernandez opened the front passenger door of the SUV, Miller pulled a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver from a holster in his waistband, FDLE said.

Hernandez fired his duty weapon — a .40-caliber Glock — four times, a report said.

An autopsy found two bullets in Miller's right chest, one in his spine and a fragment in his right arm.

In a statement Friday, Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said, "Any loss of life, regardless of the circumstances, is tragic. And this case is no different. Our deputy did what no law enforcement officer ever wants to do, yet must always be prepared to do if circumstances require it -- to defend himself by neutralizing a deadly threat.

"I'm pleased that an independent investigation by both the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney's Office has showed that our deputy's actions were within the legal scope of his duties. Now that the independent investigations have been concluded, the Sheriff's Office will be conducting an internal review to ensure that the deputy's actions were in full compliance with our policies and procedures regarding the use of deadly force. Until that review is concluded, it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time."

http://www.alldeaf.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=2432076
 

Reba

Retired Terp
Premium Member
Oh, wow! :shock:

These two stories almost seem like two different events, the way they're described.
 

jonnyghost

Well-Known Member
Some really bad reporting or some changed stories. If Miller pulled his gun how come he didn't get a shot off? The cop would have needed time to react even if he had his hand on his gun. Plenty of time for Miller to shoot?
 

jonnyghost

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"Hernandez had been cleared in another fatal shooting in January 2013, when he killed 52-year-old Kenneth Morrow of Bunnell, who, according to a text he’d sent his girlfriend two hours before, was planning to kill himself. Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies had been alerted to the possible suicide and gone on a search of Morrow, tracking his cell phone. When he crossed into Volusia, they asked for help from the Volusia Sheriff’s Office. Hernandez spotted Morrow at Highbridge, where he threatened to shoot himself several times before allegedly advancing toward Hernadez in a threatening manner, according to a police report. When he didn’t stop, Hernandez fired, killing him. A month later, Hernandez was involved in an incident with an individual who was allegedly struggling with a deputy. Hernandez kicked the man in the face, and subsequently struck the man’s face three times with the butt of his Taser gun. He was reprimanded for the initial kick."


http://flaglerlive.com/79080/edward-p-miller-shooting/
 

Bebonang

Active Member
I had read the news couple of years ago. It was so dreadful on what police officers had done to innocent citizens.

I don't believe what Hernandez said or had done with citizens who may be in depression and want to commit suicide and Miller who was just using his frustration yelling as he is deaf over the fee and his son's car. Mr. Miller had never use the gun at all. Yes, it was true that Mr. Miller was sitting in his truck and not knowing what is going on with the police officer Hernandez. The young Miller tried to tell Hernandez that his father was deaf. Somehow it got ignored from young Miller. This treatment toward them does not sound right to me. He could have calm down or reason to talk down to the depression man but he does not know anything about people's way to handle them.

So now Hernandez get scott free because he shot or kill them for no reason like as if they were animals. :(
 

Dolphinbabygirl

New Member
Did u know that a female officer killed a women after she was trying to communicate until she got push to ground and went into seizure after being punch by officer.

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rockin'robin

Well-Known Member
Did u know that a female officer killed a women after she was trying to communicate until she got push to ground and went into seizure after being punch by officer.

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No, haven't heard or read about it....do you have the link?
 

seb

Well-Known Member
Some really bad reporting or some changed stories. If Miller pulled his gun how come he didn't get a shot off? The cop would have needed time to react even if he had his hand on his gun. Plenty of time for Miller to shoot?

Maybe the cop already had his gun drawn due to Miller having a holstered weapon.
 

ricas27

Active Member
Maybe ignorant cop and Bitch Darice Podgorski-Beneddix think some deaf can be mental issue by talking loud. They feared by loud talker without being rude. Cop don't wanna take time to think before dumbass pulling trigger on innocent deaf gentleman.
 
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