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Monday, January 17, 2011

[CA] [$$$] CHP Officer Tomiekia Johnson who killed her husband was not held accountable for ditching anger-management?

Marcus Lavar Lemons

The California Highway Patrol officer [Tomiekia Johnson] charged last week with killing her husband [Marcus Lemons] is being sued by his teenage stepson, who alleged that she had earlier been assigned to anger-management classes... [Attorney Leon] Gilbert alleges that Johnson was ordered to take anger-management classes but did not attend. The suit says no action was taken by the CHP... Law enforcement sources told The Times that Johnson was outside the car when she fired the shot...

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[CA] UNNAMED CHP OFFICER (JOHNSON) SHOT & KILLED HER HUSBAND MARCUS LAVAR LEMONS ...The CHP officer, who was not identified, called authorities at 11:07 p.m. Saturday and said she'd shot her husband in the upper torso in the 400 block of Amantha Avenue after he became "verbally and physically combative... Family members and friends of Marcus Lemons say they do not believe he was an abusive person...

CHP OFFICER ACCUSED OF KILLING HUSBAND HAD BEEN ORDERED TO TAKE ANGER-MANAGEMENT CLASSES, SUIT SAYS
Los Angeles Times
January 17, 2011
[Excerpts] The California Highway Patrol officer charged last week with killing her husband is being sued by [her] teenage stepson, who alleged that she had earlier been assigned to anger-management classes. The suit was filed before the L.A. County district attorney's office charged Tomiekia Johnson, 31, with the slaying of Marcus Lemons... Johnson was arrested last Tuesday by homicide detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at a CHP office in Los Angeles, where she had been assigned since the slaying. Lemons' son, DeMarco Lemons, sued the CHP and Johnson for his stepfather's wrongful death last year. Attorney Leon Gilbert, in court documents filed last June, alleges that Johnson robbed the youth of a relationship with his stepfather and that the CHP was also negligent in its employment. In the lawsuit, Gilbert alleges that Johnson was ordered to take anger-management classes but did not attend. The suit says no action was taken by the CHP... According to Deputy Dist. Atty. Natalie Adomian, Johnson intentionally shot her husband, and the killing had nothing to do with self-defense... Lemons' family and friends have insisted he was a peaceful man and that Johnson was the one known for flares of temper. [Full article here]

CHP OFFICER SUSPECTED IN HUSBAND'S SLAYING WAS ALLEGEDLY ORDERED TO TAKE ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS
Los Angeles Times
By Richard Winton,
January 18, 2011
[Excerpts] A California Highway Patrol officer charged last week with killing her husband had been ordered by the department to attend an anger management class, but she declined to go, according to a civil lawsuit filed by the victim's son. The suit was filed last year — well before the L.A. County district attorney's office charged Tomiekia Johnson, 31, in the slaying of Marcus Lemons... Lemons' son, DeMarco Lemons, sued the CHP and Johnson... In the lawsuit, [Attorney Leon] Gilbert alleges that Johnson was ordered to take anger-management classes but did not attend. The suit says no action was taken by the CHP. Details about why Johnson was assigned to anger management were not contained in the suit, and the CHP declined to comment on ongoing litigation... "She didn't call 911, her parents did," [Deputy Dist. Atty. Natalie] Adomian added. Law enforcement sources told The Times that Johnson was outside the car when she fired the shot... [Full article here]




CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER TOMIEKIA JOHNSON CHARGED WITH MURDERING HER HUSBAND
CBS News
Caroline Black
January 12, 2011 3:26 PM
[Excerpts] California Highway Patrol Officer Tomiekia Johnson was arrested and charged Tuesday with murdering her husband, who she claims she shot in self-defense in February 2009. According to the district attorney's office, the 31-year-old Johnson was arrested by Los Angeles sheriff's deputies. Initially, Johnson told investigators that she shot Marcus Lemons once in the upper body after an argument between the two escalated to physical violence... However, prosecutors say she intentionally shot Lemons, the father of her two children, and then fled to her parents' house ... The newspaper says Johnson was arrested at the desk job she's held since the killing. Sheriff's homicide detectives doubted Johnson's story especially after family members and friends of Lemons, a 31-year-old barber, described him as a peaceful man, while Johnson had a history of drinking heavily... [Full article here]

CHP OFFICER PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO KILLING HUSBAND
Los Angeles Times
January 13, 2011
[Excerpts] A California Highway Patrol officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to killing her husband on an offramp of the 91 Freeway nearly two years ago as they drove home from a Compton restaurant. Tomiekia Johnson, 31, contended in the aftermath of the shooting that she fired the gun, which she had gotten from a relative, in self-defense against her husband, Marcus Lemons. But after a lengthy investigation, Johnson was arrested Tuesday by homicide detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at a CHP office in Los Angeles, where she had been assigned since the slaying... The sources, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because the case was ongoing, said Johnson later told detectives Lemons had physically abused her in the car. The sources said detectives contend that forensic information gathered at the scene contradicts some parts of her account. After the shooting, Johnson drove the car to her parents' home, where they called authorities... [Full article here]

CHP OFFICER WHO SHOT HER HUSBAND IS CHARGED WITH MURDER
wavenewspapers.com
By WIRE SERVICES
Story Published: Jan 12, 2011
Story Updated: Jan 13, 2011
[Excerpts] A California Highway Patrol officer who told investigators two years ago that she shot her husband because he had verbally and physically abused her was charged Tuesday with murder.... According to prosecutors, Johnson was off-duty when she shot her husband near a Riverside (91) Freeway offramp, then drove to her parents' Compton home with Lemons' body in the front passenger seat... Sheriff's deputies found Lemons in the front seat of the car with a gunshot wound to the head, prosecutors said. Johnson was being held in lieu of $2 million bail... Shortly after the shooting, Lemons' former fiancee told KCAL9 that Lemons had never been abusive toward her. "We were together for years, and he's never touched me in any way; so for them to portray him as this monster is unbelievable,'' Darian Milow told Channel 9. A friend seconded that opinion. "He would never hurt anybody. Nobody. Nobody. It's not him. It's not,'' Crystal Barhee told the station. [Full article here]

BROTHER OF MAN ALLEGEDLY KILLED BY CHP OFFICER GRATIFIED AT ARREST IN 2-YEAR-OLD CASE
Richard Winton
Los Angeles Times
January 11, 2011
[Excerpts]
The brother of a man killed two years ago, allegedly by his wife, a California Highway Patrol officer, said he was gratified that an arrest has been made in the case... “I was kind of in shock. It has been almost two years now,” said Alonzo Lemons, Marcus Lemons' brother. “It won’t bring him back. It was sad anyway it goes. They have a child together. Now that child is without a mother and a father”... Deputy Dist Atty. Natalie Adomian said she “intentionally shot her husband” and it had nothing to do with self-defense. “She didn’t call 911, her parents did,” Adomian added. [Full article here]

CHP SAYS THEY MOVED QUICKLY TO REMOVE OFFICER SUSPECTED OF KILLING FROM CONTACT WITH PUBLIC
Los Angeles Times
Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton
January 11, 2011
[Excerpts] California Highway Patrol officials said Tuesday that they immediately removed a veteran officer from contact with the public when they learned last year that she was the subject of a criminal investigation into the death of her husband. Tomiekia Johnson, 31, of Compton was arrested and charged Tuesday in connection with the February 2009 slaying of Marcus Lemons, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office... [CHP Sgt. Denise] Joslin said that the CHP is fully cooperating with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and district attorney’s office as the prosecution goes forward... “The department will not tolerate actions by any of its employees that violate the public trust and bring discredit to the organization, its time-honored traditions and its institutional values. This employee’s alleged actions should in no way reflect upon the thousands of hardworking, dedicated and professional men and women who make up this department.”... [Full article here]

CHP OFFICER ARRESTED IN HUSBAND'S SLAYING [UPDATED]
January 11, 2011 | 2:09 pm
[Excerpts] ...The officer [Tomiekia Johnson] had initially told sheriff’s homicide investigators that she retrieved a handgun and shot her husband once in the upper body after an argument erupted and he became verbally and physically abusive. Prosecutors, however, say she intentionally shot her husband, a father of two... She was not arrested at the time of the shooting... Sheriff’s homicide detectives, however, doubted the story especially after family members and friends of the 31-year-old barber at Platinum Cutz in Compton described him as a peaceful man not known to be violent. By contrast, witnesses told investigators the officer had a history of drinking heavily.... [Full article here]
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3 comments:

  1. I hope this is the families site...but you might need information regarding other officers that were ordered to take anger managment through chp and did not follow through, look up officer Garrett Smith in West Valley, ventura county court and file #SD038517. He stated in mediation he has taken "anger managment" no follow up was done, also has a restraining order that is not being properly enforced.
    (I hope that this helps)

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  2. [CA] Guilty of murdering Marcus Lemons: Officer Tomieka Johnson's story didn't match the evidence.
    http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2012/01/ca-guilty-of-murder-officer-tomieka.html

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  3. THIS IS SAD ALL THE WAY AROUND

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