Dorian Johnson, Key Witness In Michael Brown Shooting, Arrested
Dorian Johnson, the man who was walking with Michael Brown when he was fatally shot by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO, has been arrested.
Charges have not been filed at the time of this post, but St. Louis County Police claim that Johnson was arrested after he allegedly interfered with another arrest and was seen "discarding suspected narcotics on the ground."
Johnson's attorney has not responded to a request for comment on the arrest that came on the same day it was announced that Johnson is suing the city of Ferguson, its former police chief, and officer Darren Wilson.
According to CNN,
Johnson claims he suffered psychological scars and emotional distress on the day that Wilson stopped him and Brown, CNN affiliates KTVI and KPLR reported. He is seeking at least $25,000 in damages and is also asking for an injunction to stop what he calls discriminatory police practices in Ferguson, KTVI and KPLR said.
The shooting of Brown in late summer 2014 sparked controversy and protests in Ferguson and launched what would become a national debate over race and its relation to excessive police force.
The debate came to a fever pitch in November 2014 when a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson.