MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Mid-South Peace and Justice Center is fighting for justice for a man whose son was killed.
Reginald Johnson's son Samuel died on October 31, 2014. Johnson said he cooperated with the investigation into his son's death, providing Memphis Police Department with security footage from his home.
Johnson said this cooperation was not reciprocated and MPD did not take appropriate action on his son's case.
Johnson was arrested in February 2016. He said a neighbor showed up on his front door after being shot.
Johnson said police showed up at his home, ignored the bleeding man, and assaulted and pepper sprayed him inside his home.
Johnson was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer; those charges were eventually dropped.
Johnson, along with MSPJC and Memphis United, said he had experienced "regular retaliation" from MPD since filing a complaint over his arrest. They say one of the officers accused Johnson of threatening his life.
They say Johnson was then placed on a "hazard list" that he has been unable to remove himself from despite conversations with police, MPD Director Mike Rallings, and Mayor Jim Strickland.
MSPJC released this statement on the issue:
Memphis Police Department also released the following statement: