|Updated: 1/15 8:00 pm
||Published: 1/15 7:48 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR – The family of Michael Daniel, who was shot to death by a Little Rock Police Department detective, has retained legal services.
A spokesperson for the Daniel family says attorney Bridgette Frazier will “make sure that his death does not get swept under the rug, and that justice is served.”
In a statement, the family said it is troubling when officers maim and/or execute alleged non-violent offenders. The family notes that recent officer involved shootings in central Arkansas all involved African-American men.
Police say Daniel was a suspect in a robbery. According to the police report, Daniel originally ran away from detectives, feigned surrender, and then lunged at one, trying to take away his gun. The detective was injured in his fight with Daniel, according to police.
Police say Daniel’s criminal history includes several counts of breaking and entering, theft of property, possession of an instrument of crime, and theft by receiving.