Editor's note: Arlington, Texas, Police Department Chief Will Johnson announced Tuesday afternoon that he fired officer Brad Miller, the officer who shot and killed 19-year-old college football player Christian Taylor on Aug. 7. Johnson said he was troubled by some of the decisions Miller made when responding to a burglary call. Surveillance video shows Taylor vandalizing a car before police arrived. Johnson said no physical contact was made between Miller and Taylor before shots were fired. The case will go to a grand jury and the department will continue to review the case. Miller has not made a public statement following his termination. - Stephanie
Arlington, Texas, police chief says there are 3 possible outcomes in officer-involved shooting investigation: Officer's actions legally justified, legally justified but inconsistent with training, not legally justified - @BenRussellNBC5
Arlington is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area and Tarrant County. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's estimate, the city had a population of almost 379,577 at the end of 2013, making it the third largest municipality in the metropolitan area. Arlington is the fiftieth most populous city in the United States, the seventh most populous city in the state of Texas, and the largest city in the state that is not a county seat.
Located approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles (32 km) west of downtown Dallas, Arlington is home to The University of Texas at Arlington, a doctoral-granting research institution, and a General Motors assembly plant. Additionally Arlington hosts the Texas Rangers' Globe Life Park in Arlington, AT&T Stadium, the International Bowling Campus (which houses the United States Bowling Congress, International Bowling Museum and the International Bowling Hall of Fame), and the theme parks Six Flags Over Texas (the original Six Flags) and Hurricane Harbor. Arlington is the headquarters of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV, Texas Health Resources, and American Mensa.
Arlington borders Kennedale, Grand Prairie, Mansfield and Fort Worth, and surrounds the smaller communities of Dalworthington Gardens and Pantego.