Family of Joshua Johnson meets with DA’s office after jury declines to indict deputy

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Joshua Johnson (KPRC)

The family of Joshua Johnson and Congressman Al Green met Thursday with representatives from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

However, following the meeting, the group remained unsatisfied with the lack of information and unanswered questions by the DA.

“I do not agree because they told us that the case went before the grand jury without any recommendation,” Green said during the press conference. “There is no law that says that a district attorney cannot make a recommendation to a grand jury.”

Last week, a Harris County grand jury declined to indict a sheriff’s deputy in connection with the 2020 fatal shooting of Joshua Johnson. The Navy veteran was shot down the street from his parent’s home on East Ritter Circle on April 22.

Green said the grand jury was left to make a decision based upon the evidence that was presented, but the family doesn’t know what evidence was presented.

“The family is very sad and they have shed additional tears today,” he said.

Green said the family is still unclear about how the shooting occurred since investigators have not released an autopsy or ballistics reports and there was reportedly no body camera footage from the incident.

“This case is all about politics, power and promotion over people,” said James Hunson, the family’s spokesperson. “The killing of Joshua Johnson is the biggest cover-up in the history of Harris County.”

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