A Case of Some Crooked Cops?
There's been an interesting twist in the fatal police shooting of Kathryn Johnston. She's the 88-year-old woman who was killed by Atlanta Police last week when a narcotics unit was serving a "no-knock" warrant. The confidential informant says police asked him to lie about the drug purchase that police say happened before officers obtained the warrant.
The Feds are now investigating this one. Atlanta's police chief says he's cooperating to the fullest.
Fox 5 in Atlanta has the exclusive interview with the informant.
Here's a link to the video.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution notes some of the discrepancies in this case:
Many questions and conflicting accounts have surfaced since police shot the woman, described by neighbors as feeble and afraid to open her door after dark. At first police said that the drug buy was made by undercover police, but later they said the purchase was made by an informant. Early on, police said narcotics were found at the house after the shooting, but on Sunday investigators said they had found only a small amount of marijuana, which police don't consider narcotics.
***Please note: Ms. Johnston's age was originally reported as being 92. Media outlets are now reporting that she was 88.