Dorian Johnson, who was walking with Michael Brown the day he was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, was arrested yesterday.
Johnson was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly interfering with an arrest and throwing (suspected) narcotics on the ground. Charges will be filed on Thursday against Johnson.
St. Louis Today reports that the incident involved three men who were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon by someone "reporting a large group of subjects who were possibly armed with firearms."
According to a police report,
officers who went to the scene dispersed the crowd, they noticed that one man had a bulge in his clothes that they suspected might be a weapon. A second man grabbed the arm of the officer who attempted to pat the first man down. The officer then attempted to detain the second man.
That prompted a third man to approach the officer and yell at him in an attempt to stop the arrest, the report said. That man allegedly then discarded narcotics onto the ground.
All three were arrested. One of Johnson’s brothers was found to be wanted in Bridgeton on warrants for armed robbery and armed criminal action, the police source said.
Johnson was arrested on the same day as his attorney announced a lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Officer Darren Wilson and the former police chief of Ferguson. Johnson is claiming he suffered psychological and emotional distress when Wilson stopped him back in August of 2014. He is seeking $25,000 in damages.