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Prosecutor's office requests help with case against Kent County Corrections Officer

Special prosecutor to be assigned to Brian Johnson case
Posted at 8:28 AM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 09:49:59-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The police report on the drunk driving crash involving a Kent County Corrections Officer is now in the hands of the prosecutor's office.

Prosecutor Chris Becker tells FOX 17 that he received the report on the crash from Grand Rapids Police on the Jan. 10 crash that left one woman with serious injuries.

Corrections Officer Brian Johnson is accused of driving drunk that evening, and hitting a woman who was crossing Market Avenue near Fulton. Police arrested him for operating while intoxicated.

Because Johnson is a county employee, works in the courts, and has interacted with most of the prosecutor's office, Becker is requesting the Michigan Attorney General's office to assign a special prosecutor to the case. It may take several weeks for one to be picked. Typcially a prosecutor from a neighboring county is selected to handle cases in these situations.

Johnson has not been arraigned on any charges.