Michael Brown supporters reportedly aren’t the only people seeking justice. Apparently, those in support of Darren Wilson still aren’t pleased with some of the alleged details in the controversial case.
According to The Daily Mail, allies of the former Ferguson police officer are reportedly fighting for perjury charges to be brought against Michael Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson. For those who don’t remember, Dorian “Hands, Up Don’t Shoot” Johnson was the key witness with Brown at the time of the altercation that took place between Brown and Wilson. He claimed Brown had his hands up when Wilson fired at him.
Johnson has done several television interviews recounting the series of events that led to Brown’s untimely death. His claims sparked the national “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” protests that have taken place around the country. However, he’s also reportedly changed his story numerous times, which leads many to believe he purposely fabricated his account of the incident. Now, Wilson’s supporters want answers.
— Shelly Asquith (@ShellyAsquith) November 26, 2014
The suggestion for charges to be brought against Johnson follows the grand jury’s decision not to indict Wilson for Brown’s murder. Since Wilson’s story is believed to be accurate, his allies insist Johnson should face perjury charges for his inaccurate account of the series of events that took place. However, that may be a difficult feat.
A friend of Wilson’s released a statement on behalf of his supporters, reports Breitbart. The statement cites a number of reasons why they feel Johnson should be charged.
Here’s the statement.
“Dorian Johnson is the one who started it all. If it was up to me he should be charged. ‘He got right on CNN, he got right on TV and started blabbering his mouth off. I could tell by his voice that he was lying,” Wilson’s friend said. “
“In his TV interviews after Brown’s death on CNN and MSNBC, Johnson said that Wilson told him and Brown to “get the f— onto the sidewalk'”as he drove past in his police SUV.”
Johnson also admitted he fled the scene following Brown’s death to run home and change his clothing in an effort to disguise himself so police wouldn’t recognize him and arrest him for robbery. Although his actions were questionable, he recently spoke out with his sentiments of the grand jury’s decision. Following the announcement of the decision on Monday, Nov. 24, Johnson spoke with ABC News.
Here’s what he had to say.
“No indictment means no justice,” Johnson said. “It’s hurtful to think that someone can be murdered and, you know, their killer walks away free,” he said. “The fight doesn’t stop here,” he said. “I don’t condone violence on no type of level, but like I said, I do understand the anger. I feel the same anger they are feeling.”
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