Family of man killed by Arizona cop wants federal probe

Arizona Trooper Fatal Shooting
Posted at 6:56 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 21:57:38-04

PHOENIX (AP) — The family of an unarmed man shot and killed by an Arizona state trooper the same day George Floyd died wants a federal investigation.

Dion Johnson's mother, Erma, said Friday she has not heard from Phoenix Police, who are overseeing the investigation of the Memorial Day shooting.

Family members expressed growing frustration that the trooper, who is on paid administrative leave, has not been identified to them.

Democratic state Rep. Reginald Bolding said he has sent a letter requesting the U.S. Justice Department review the case for possible civil rights violations.

The family is particularly bothered that the 28-year-old Johnson was deprived of emergency medical aid for several minutes after he was shot and cuffed.