Texas officer who used Taser on official released from jail

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Posted: Jan 26, 2016 2:08 PM

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — A police officer has been released from jail after posting bond over allegations that he used a stun gun on a City Council member while arresting him in a small, predominantly black college town in Texas.

The Waller County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that Prairie View Officer Michael Kelley posted a $3,000 bond after being booked Monday night. Kelley was indicted Friday on a misdemeanor count of official oppression.

Investigators say Kelley was questioning four men outside Prairie View City Councilman Jonathan Miller's apartment in October about suspicious activity when Miller intervened.

Video of the incident shows Miller didn't comply with police orders. The indictment contends Kelley, who is white, unlawfully arrested the black councilman.

Kelley's attorney says the officer will plead not guilty.