Crime Slain police chief's body returns to Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma police investigating body found in campus housing
The University of Oklahoma Police Department is investigating after a body was found Saturday morning on campus. Around 8 a.m., campus police officers responded to a scene near Asp Avenue and Fourth Street, university officials said. Sign up for our Newsletters In a statement, OU police said they quickly determined there was no threat to others and secured the area. The Medical Examiner’s office will determine the official cause of death. Authorities are withholding the identity of the individual until next of kin is notified.
The police chief of a northeastern Oklahoma town was found dead and an officer of the same police department was arrested over the weekend at a hotel in Florida.
Lucky Miller, who was the police chief in Mannford, Oklahoma, was found dead Sunday night at a hotel on Pensacola Beach. Authorities said Michael Nealey, an officer with the Mannford Police Department, was arrested and has been charged with second-degree murder.
Miller's body was returned to Oklahoma on Wednesday.
Oklahoma police chief killed in Florida; fellow officer arrested, authorities say
An Oklahoma police chief was killed during a physical altercation Sunday in Florida, and his co-worker was arrested in connection with his death, according to authorities. According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, deputies responded to the incident at about 9 p.m. at a hotel on Pensacola Beach. They arrived and found the victim, Lucky Miller, dead at the scene. Miller was the police chief in Mannford, Oklahoma. Sign up for our NewslettersDeputies said they arrested Michael Neely in connection with Miller’s death. Neely is a police officer at the Mannford Police Department. Authorities said the two were in Florida for a law enforcement conference.
Florida law enforcement officials said that Miller and Nealey were attending a law enforcement conference in the area. According to a police report, when deputies arrived at the hotel Sunday night, they found Miller lying on the floor of the hotel room, unresponsive and with no pulse.
Nealey also was lying on the ground a short distance away, and authorities said he was mumbling but deputies were not able to determine what he was saying.
According to the police report, Miller's face was beaten and his right eye was completely swollen. Nealey had injuries to his nose and lip, which were caused when he was pulled off Miller and struck his face on the door, authorities said.
Nealey was arrested and booked into the Escambia County Jail, where he was given a court date of Dec. 5.
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