It's Time for Change
Miles Hall was a beloved brother, son, grandson, nephew, cousin, neighbor and member of the community. He struggled with mental illness and was killed by Walnut Creek police on June 2, 2019 near his childhood home.
Law enforcement's use of lethal force on a young man during a mental health crisis for which officers were forewarned was inhumane. Miles needed hospitalization, not criminalization. Accountability, police reform, and policy changes are needed to protect the mentally ill and the families who love them.
The mental health and justice systems are broken.
The family, Friends of Scott, Alexis, and Taun Hall (FOSATH) and supporters are committed to finding a way to bring about necessary change by first working with the Walnut Creek Police Department and the City of Walnut Creek to improve crisis intervention, implicit racial bias training and use of lethal force policies.
To show some semblance of an unbiased investigation and to show that they truly want to work together to learn from this tragic incident, it is imperative the City of Walnut Creek and the Walnut Creek Police Department act in good faith by removing the officers who shot Miles from active duty until the ongoing investigations into their actions have concluded.