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Attorney demands grand jury review in fatal Robert Johnson shooting

Posted at 5:12 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 17:12:04-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — The defense team for Robert Johnson, a man shot and killed by a Baltimore County police officer on May 16th, demanded a grand jury review the shooting.

Criminal defense attorney Warren Brown believes it should be up to the grand jury to review the officer’s body worn camera video and decide whether the shooting was justified.

“Tape comes out and all of a sudden they say no they don’t want to take it in front of the grand jury. Why? Let them take a look at it. Let them hear from the witnesses. Let them read the ballistic reports. We don’t even have the autopsy. We have nothing other than the video that’s in the public domain.”

Brown wants everyone to know Johnson, although armed, deserves a deeper case review and hopes to get that message out.