Dorian Johnson of “hands up, don’t shoot!” fame is having an exciting week. According to reports, he has a new job and plans for attending college, is suing the city of Ferguson, and (whoops!) got arrested for drugs and resisting arrest.
On Tuesday, news of the noted fabulist’s lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Officer Wilson, and the former police chief hit the wires.
Dorian Johnson contends in his lawsuit filed last week that Officer Darren Wilson initiated the confrontation that ended in Brown’s Aug. 9 death. Johnson says Wilson used excessive force and “acted with deliberate indifference or reckless disregard” for Johnson’s rights.
Somehow, Dorian managed to escape perjury charges following his “deliberate indifference and reckless disregard” for the truth as a star witness in the Michael Brown case. His false “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative not only spurred riots, looting and arson — which ended up doing an estimated $4.6 million in damage in the city of Ferguson — it destroyed an innocent cop’s career, leaving him living in the shadows as death threats drove him into hiding.
Dorian is seeking damages “in excess of $25,000” for “psychological scars and emotional distress.”
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the model citizen has a new job, and is “planning to enroll in a university to complete his education.”
That was Tuesday.
On Wednesday, via Christine Byers of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, came news that Johnson was arrested on suspicion of drug charges and for resisting arrest.
The police report did not name Johnson, but a police source who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that the incident involved Johnson and two of his brothers. Johnson allegedly had a cough medication mixed with what police believe to be an illegal narcotic on him.
The report said that as the officers who went to the scene dispersed the crowd, they noticed that one man had a bulge in his clothes that they suspected might be a weapon. A second man grabbed the arm of the officer who attempted to pat the first man down. The officer then attempted to detain the second man.
That prompted a third man to approach the officer and yell at him in an attempt to stop the arrest, the report said. That man allegedly then discarded narcotics onto the ground.
All three were arrested. One of Johnson’s brothers was found to be wanted in Bridgeton on warrants for armed robbery and armed criminal action, the police source said.
Here’s a news report on the arrest via Fox 2 News, St. Louis: