How do you like that? falsified paperwork...... i wonder how many of these acts happened and go unnoticed?The city of Atlanta will pay $4.9 million to the family of Kathryn Johnston, a 92-year-old woman killed in a botched November 2006 drug raid, Mayor Kasim Reed's office announced Monday.
Johnston was shot to death by narcotics officers conducting a "no-knock" warrant. Investigators later determined the raid was based on falsified paperwork stating that illegal drugs were present in the home.
Seriously, how hard is it to become a law officer? With people like them patrolling and operating "drug busts", i am surprise we dont have more incidents like this one.
All three men pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to violate civil rights resulting in death. Smith and Junnier also pleaded guilty to state charges of voluntary manslaughter and making false statements, and Smith admitted to planting bags of marijuana in Johnston's home after her death.
Pray..... a teacher of mine once said "most inmates become religious after committing crimes, because there is really nothing much to do in there." how true is that?"I pray daily for Ms. Johnston," Smith said at the sentencing hearing, according to CNN affiliate WXIA-TV. "I also pray other officers in Atlanta will have the moral fortitude I didn't have."
do you guys think the punishment suits the crime and does the money actually helps the family? (emotional not financially)
Family of woman killed in botched drug raid to receive $4.9 million - CNN.com