The prosecution’s star witness in Michael Brown’s shooting death has a record.
Dorian Johnson was arrested in Jefferson City, Missouri for stealing and lying to police.
Johnson was with Michael Brown the day he was shot dead in Ferguson.
Dorian Johnson also was with Mike Brown when he robbed the local convenience store.
As of September 3, 2014, Dorian Johnson still had a warrant out for his arrest for stealing.
St. Louis television channel FOX 2 interviewed a man from mid-Missouri about Dorian Johnson. Kelly Lewis witnessed Dorian Johnson stealing and lying to police.
Dorian Johnson was recently hired by the City of St. Louis to do work.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported:
Dorian Johnson, who rose to fame as a witness to Michael Brown’s fatal encounter with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, has been hired to do work for the city of St. Louis.
Jeff Rainford, Mayor Francis Slay’s chief of staff, has confirmed that Johnson was hired under a state grant through the city’s Agency on Training and Employment, or SLATE.
Officials said he is doing work for the city. The job, listed as a temporary position, pays about $8.50 an hour.
Rainford said Johnson met the low income eligibility requirements for the hiring.
Johnson, 22, was with Brown at Ferguson Market and Liquor when Brown stole a box of Swisher Sweets cigarillos and shoved a store employee. Johnson was walking with Brown when they were stopped in the street by Wilson.
Johnson couldn’t be reached for comment.