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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:27 PM

'The most horrific thing': Family of Dion Johnson reacts to video of him dying


By Laura Gómez -June 4, 2020

Last Updated: June 4, 2020 9:34 am

Thousands of people have yelled his name on the streets of Phoenix, signed on to a petition calling for #JusticeforDion and repeated his name at Wednesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting.

Dion Johnson was 28. A protector, a comedian, a passionate family man, said his sister, Camille Landrum. He had the biggest heart, said his aunt, Donna Hall.

Johnson died after an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper found him sleeping in his car on the side of a north Phoenix highway just after sunrise on May 25, and shot him.

“I’m devastated,” Erma Johnson, his mother, said at a press conference Wednesday evening. She spoke in the lobby of an office building in central Phoenix, with her son’s aunt, sister, brother and cousin standing behind her. The family’s attorney, Jocquese Blackwell, was by her side.

Earlier in the day, Erma and the family saw video footage of Johnson’s death on the Loop 101 and Tatum Boulevard, Blackwell said. The video starts after the shooting. It shows Johnson with his hands cuffed behind his back, lying on the ground next to his car, shot, and trying to get up, Blackwell said. A DPS trooper kicks him in the back, he said.

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https://www.azmirror.com/2020/06/04/the-most-horrific-thing-family-of-dion-johnson-reacts-to-video-of-him-dying/

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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:04 PM

1. Radio call is suspicious. Long silence plus no mention of critical injury just "shots fired."

These are all the other cases that go undetected and ignored because there’s no video.

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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:11 PM

2. Body cam?

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