More incidents in the Decertified, Dismissed, & Wandering Ex-Police
|Date||Oct 12, 2023|
|Department||Decertified, Dismissed, & Wandering Ex-Police|
|Officers||Wesley G. Shifflett|
|Address||Fairfax County, VA|
Nearly eight months after Wesley G. Shifflett and James F. Sadler chased, harassed, cornered, and then murdered Timothy "Tim" McCree Johnson, a 37-year-old Black man leaving the mall, a special grand jury in Fairfax County indicted one of them for felony crimes.
Shifflett, a Fairfax County Police officer since 2016 up until April of 2023, will face a class-five felony charge of involuntary manslaughter and a second charge citing reckless handling of firearms. The special grand jury was the second to convene to consider prosecuting the February 22, 2023 murder of Mr. Johnson. The first grand jury failed to issue a true bill. Sadler, the other Fairfax County officer who shot Tim Johnson and was reportedly not in uniform at the time of the killing, was never charged with a crime.
Fairfax special grand jury indicts officer who killed man near Tysons mall
"A Fairfax County special grand jury Thursday indicted a former Fairfax police sergeant who shot and killed an unarmed Black man... [near] Tysons Corner Center, effectively reversing the decision of an earlier panel that had declined to issue charges." - Washington Post, Oct. 12, 2023