When Politics Interferes….. (Part 2)


The criminal and administrative investigations surrounding the Michael Johnson and Officer Authement incident are now complete. The investigations and the evidence obtained by local and federal authorities have been made visible for all to see. Statements made by victims, witnesses and potential suspects are available for public review and scrutiny. And in the end what did we discover? Phoenix Police Officer Brian Authement did not act outside of his authority when confronting and handcuffing Phoenix City Councilman Michael Johnson. Officer Brian Authement is not a racist nor does he portray the attributes of such a person. He did not act as a racist cop when he took appropriate action on the day in question. In the final act of this incident it was determined that neither party should be subjected to major discipline or punitive criminal action. Justice has finally prevailed or has it?

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