Dorian Johnson is making headlines yet again. For those who aren’t familiar with Johnson, he was the key witness in the controversial Ferguson case. He actually witnessed the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. But, that’s not all. His claims also sparked the national protesting mantra, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” since Johnson stated Brown had his hands up and asked Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson not to shoot him. However, details about Johnson’s claims later proved that the unarmed teen did not have his hands up. Now, another report has revealed more flaws in Johnson’s claims, reports Daily Mail.
According to court documentation, Johnson’s statements to investigators was quite similar to the claims he presented to the grand jury. However, there were a number of inaccuracies. Back in August, Johnson was sure he’d seen Brown get shot in the back while attempting to flee.
“It definitely struck him in his back. It caused him to stop.”
He even went a step further with a theory to explain and justify his claims. He reportedly told detectives how he was sure Brown was shot in the back. “If it would’ve missed him, or if he wouldn’t have felt it, I believe he would’ve kept runnin’.”
However, after further questioning, Johnson finally admitted he didn’t actually see Officer Wilson shoot Brown in the back. Of course, the latest reports have reignited the accusations about Johnson committing perjury.
In wake of the newly released documents, Johnson has begun trending via Twitter under the hashtag #ProsecuteDorian. Of course, many Darren Wilson supporters feel he should face perjury charges for his inaccurate claims. Many have also blamed Johnson for the inaccurate claims that have led to the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” movement that has been at the center of many protests. But, that’s not all. Many Darren Wilson supporters are also outraged with Johnson’s new job. For those who missed it, Johnson was recently snagged a government job and is now employed by the city of St. Louis.
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