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Video: Fired Massachusetts Officer who was Charged with Fabricating Shooting Report Found Dead

November 27, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Fired Massachusetts Officer who was Charged with Fabricating Shooting Report Found Dead

The part-time Millis, MA, police officer who was fired after he was accused of fabricating a shootout that shut down schools and briefly put part of the town on lockdown last summer has died.

Bryan Johnson, 24, was found dead in his home in Millis around 3:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.

“No signs of foul play were found at the scene. The death is not currently being investigated as a homicide. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has accepted the case for autopsy,” Peggie Krippendorf, a spokeswoman for the D.A., said in a statement Thursday afternoon.

A grand jury issued six indictments against Johnson on November 19. He was charged with calling in a bomb threat, misleading a criminal investigation and making a false police report. Johnson’s death closes the case, CBS Boston reports.


Comments (10)

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Jim B. @ 11/28/2015 6:33 AM

Pathetic. Nothing more to say.

Tbronson @ 11/28/2015 7:43 AM

That's someone's son your talking about. Who knows why or how that incident ended up the way it did the guy panicked made bad choices and now most likely took his own life. He once had the courage and desire to serve and if you know anything about that you know he didn't deserve your smart ass comment and neither does his family.

Giovannia @ 11/28/2015 9:19 AM

I live in central Ma not far from where this happened. As I watched the breaking news, i saw the shock and disbelief on the faces of the residents and other officers who had gathered in front of all the TV vans and reporters. Im sure most if not all needed a GPS to find MILLIS, not exactly a tourist spot. While the Chief was being interviewed by one of the reporters, not only was he trying to reassure an already frightened community, but be strong for his other personnel. BUT.....the professionalism he displayed as well as the compassion to this young officer by admitting that the man needed help and that he would be there for him was perhaps a lesson in COMPASSION that many fellow LEO's have never been taught or have seem to have forgotten. This should be a required class at the academy. Instead of pumping iron, lets pump up your hearts.

Leonar @ 11/28/2015 12:24 PM

Another hole in the fake media driven "War on Police" narrative.

Giovannia @ 11/28/2015 12:45 PM

Another idiot comment since your talking to a retired one.

George @ 11/28/2015 3:42 PM

Good thorough pre-employment background investigation checks done by contracted private investigators with prior history of law enforcement service obtain an accurate assessment of applicants.
Seems this former officer had a hero complex & was willing to compromise his integrity & credibility for special attention. Condolences to his family.

S.S. @ 11/30/2015 6:51 AM

I don't know why POLICE MAGAZINE continue to let asshole non-law enforcement assholes onto this site. This officer f**ked up big time, but he should've never taken his life. Would you all from P.M. PLEASE SCREEN THESE COMMENTS FROM THE ASSHOLES WHO LOOK FOR NOTHING MORE THAN TO GET A RISE OUT OF OTHER OFFICERS. I think I know which assholes you all know Im talking about. We got 2 of em here on this article alone.

Percy @ 11/30/2015 11:49 AM


Perhaps they could start with you sweetie. I have yet to see you add a comment that isn't
angry, stupid, racist, thoroughly uninformed, oh did I mention stupid.

Your finest, "b.l.m. and the kkk are exactly the same." tells me everything I need to know about you. You need to rinse your mouth out with your service piece.

I don't know why you are always so angry, but I'm going to guess that someone ( an uncle perhaps) touched you when you were young, they probably didn't enjoy it and never came back and that got you upset and you have felt self loathing ever since.

Perhaps a session or two with Dr. Phil or Oprah would help or simply take a nap.

S.S. @ 12/1/2015 5:54 AM

percy again more time on your hands. Really? Damn you are one serious stalking ass troll. Dude you're not l.e. just get on a site where simpletons such as yourself can bitch and moan, about how the govt. is this and that, how they stopped sending you a welfare check. Go back with your mommy and Im sure she'll show you how it's done, or a trick or two. That way you can earn some money for once in your pathetic life. Just have them wear a condom with you. The thought of you reproducing just scares the hell outta me. Hahah.

S.S. @ 12/3/2015 11:12 AM

you got one thing right. For once. I don't like the fact that p.m. let's things like you onto this site. But if you want to say this and that about cops go ahead. That's why I say no one likes you, and you know it's true miss. Maybe if your mommy would've raised you a little better then you wouldn't be this way. But mommy failed, now look at you. A daughter with no direction, and your only decision you make on an everyday basis is about what corner you and mommy should hang out at. NO ONE WANTS YOU OR YOUR MOMMY ON THIS SITE PERCY! PLEASE GO AWAY!

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