Kathryn Johnston (3488)



11/21/2006: Johnston was shot during a botched drug raid in which DeKalb police officers entered the wrong home while executing a no-knock warrant. Johnston had a revolver for self-defense and shot at what she presumed were intruders breaking into her home, and was subsequently fired on by the APD officers. The officers initially tried to cover up their mistake by falsifying reports of finding drugs in her home, but ultimately plead guilty and were sentenced to prison for manslaughter, perjury, and falsification of reports (among other charges). http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2009/February/09-crt-159.html



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