When you think the circus surrounding the police-involved and justified shooting of Michael Brown can’t get any worse, it does.
The ‘hands up; don’t shoot’ narrative- started by Dorian Johnson- that claimed the Gentle Giant, Mike Brown, had his hands up when he was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was proven by forensic evidence to be an outright lie. Though Johnson knowingly lied, he was never charged.
Not only was Johnson not charged, he was rewarded with a job by the city of St. Louis. You have to love government.
But it gets better. Dorian Johnson has filed a lawsuit against the city of Ferguson and Darren Wilson.
From NBC News
A witness to a police officer’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was wrongly stopped and fired on during the encounter on a city street.
The lawsuit, filed last week by Dorian Johnson, claims that the officer, Darren Wilson, fired at him and Brown as they ran away from him on Aug. 9. The lawsuit claims Wilson targeted him without probable cause.
“Officer Wilson acted with either deliberate indifference and/or reckless disregard toward” Johnson, the lawsuit says.
The suit also cited many of the Department of Justice findings, arguing that the city and former Police Chief Thomas Jackson “facilitated, encouraged and/or instigated” biased police behavior, including the “excessive force” used against Brown and Johnson.
The lawsuit seeks $25,000 in damages.
“Reckless disregard.” “Excessive force.” This guy…
Instead of being charged for perjury and for being with Michael Brown when Brown robbed a local liquor store for a box of Swisher Sweet cigarillos, Johnson gets a government job and has the cojones to sue Wilson and the city of Ferguson.
Here’s hoping Johnson’s case is thrown out and Johnson is forced to pay court costs and other associated fees for filing a frivolous lawsuit and wasting the court’s time.