When the spouse was charged with felony theft, it took over fifteen months for the case to be scheduled for trial. Just before the end, Jackie Johnson, according to our lawyer, offered to dismiss the charge, if we agreed to pay $300 in court costs. I considered that extortion and we refused and insisted on a trial. So, Johnson sent in a subordinate and the judge dismissed the case. Defendants do not get to decide how our judicial process works.
But,back to the Caroline Small case, which is going to be an issue in 5his year’s Jonson bid for re-election. Here is some new information that raises the question of who solicited whom. If Doering wrote a letter of recommendation for Johnson, did he also solicit her application for the job?
FROM THE BAXLEYINFORMER.COM
Three days after Caroline Small was shot, Jackie Johnson announced her intentions for the position of District Attorney for the district. Jackie enlisted the Glynn County Chief Of Police, Chief Doering’s support. Doering wrote a letter of recommendation to the governor, and two months later, Jackie Johnson was appointed the new District Attorney.
Jackie’s appointment to District Attorney forced David Perry into his previous role—Assistant D.A.
One of Jackie’s first official acts—firing David Perry and taking over the Small’s case for herself.
From the moment Jackie was sworn-in and took over the case, it seemed she’d done everything possible to undermine it.
Was this why Chief Doering gave his support? Because Jackie was willing to sweep his officer’s wrongdoing under the rug? Only Jackie Johnson and Chief Doering can answer that question, but the timing and circumstances should raise some eyebrows.
As District Attorney, Jackie’s job was to represent the public’s interests, not the officers’. Caroline Small was shot to death. She was unarmed, hadn’t threatened anyone, and posed little threat. The officers who opened fire on Caroline Small should’ve gone on trial where the evidence could’ve been looked at objectively.
Thanks to D.A. Jackie Johnson, this did not happen.
Two days after Jackie was sworn-in, she delayed taking the Small’s case to the grand jury for a year. She asked Rick Currie, an old mentor and district attorney in a neighboring area, to review the evidence. Currie told Jackie he thought the officers should be charged with felony murder. Instead of listening to his advice, Jackie cut a deal with the two officers and gave the police department all the evidence she had against them two months in advance.