Paul L. Howard, Jr., district attorney of Fulton County, praised the justice system for working efficiently to get police officers like Johns off the streets.
“Once the case was received, the judges did not recuse themselves or appoint a Senior Judge to handle the matter,” Howard said in a statement from August. “Neither did they issue some arbitrary immunity order blocking the state from moving forward.”
Thanks to other officers coming forward with valuable testimony, Johns was forced to plead guilty.
“The police officers involved provided dashcam video which captured the entirety of the incident. Once the officers viewed the tape, they stated their colleague and fellow officer was wrong and agreed to testify against him. The officer was fired, not placed on administrative leave by his very own police chief, his own peers,” Howard said.