Dorian Johnson arrested hours after announcing his lawsuit against the city of Ferguson
Dorian Johnson, the man who was walking with Michael Brown, the day he was gunned down by Darren Wilson, was arrested on Wednesday shortly after announcing his lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, its former police chief and former officer Darren Wilson.
Coincidence? Not hardly.
St. Louis County Police spokeswoman Leah K. Freeman told CNN Dorian was arrested after he allegedly interfered with his brother’s arrest and he was seen “discarding suspected narcotics on the ground.” However, KSDK.com made no mention of the alleged narcotics.
St. Louis Metropolitan Police said Dorian Johnson interfered with an arrest on Wednesday sometime between 3:08 and 3:25 p.m.
Johnson and his brother Demonte, 21, were among a large group of people who were possibly armed at the 5700 block of Acme Ave., according to the incident report. The report says Demonte Johnson grabbed the arm of a police officer in an attempt to keep the officer from patting down a man with a bulge in his waistband that police believed may have been a gun.
Officers say they then tried to detain Demonte Johnson, who resisted. Dorian Johnson then approached the officer, stood close to him and yelled at him to try to keep him from arresting his brother. All three were eventually handcuffed and arrested.
Warrants have been issued for both Dorian and Demonte Johnson. Dorian Johnson was charged with resisting or interfering with an arrest. Demonte Johnson was charged with resisting or interfering with an arrest and third degree assault on a law enforcement officer.
Something isn’t adding up.
In his lawsuit, Dorian Johnson claims he suffered psychological scars and emotional distress on the day that Wilson stopped him and Michael Brown. 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.
Dorian may want to consider relocating because there is definitely a target on his back.