Lawsuit filed against state trooper settled - Sentinel & Enterp...

A civil lawsuit filed against a state police trooper in connection with the 2005 fatal shooting of Fitchburg resident Preston Johnson has been settled for an undisclosed amount of money, a lawyer involved with the case said Tuesday. Full Story
CRANSTON

Fitchburg, MA

#42 Aug 5, 2009
fed up wrote:
yeah one of his children, whom he never had contact with lives in a housing project in Leominster where is step father is selling cocaine out of his home. The police know about this but do nothing so he must be an informant. This money will just go to the kids parents and more cocaine will be on the streets here in Leominster.
Now if they overdose from that cocaine, could they sue the state again???
lyntasia in the BURG

Auburn, MA

#43 Aug 5, 2009
AGAIN....why didnt he just pull over!!!!!!! I have been pulled over in my life and no matter what friggin time of the day it is I have never been shot at...stop trying to make this guy look so great..oh Preston this and Preston that ....blah blah blah you dont have to know him to know that he should have pulled his car the F*** over on that night...and even people who knew and maybe even liked him know that if he had done that he would still be here...harassed MAYBE but HERE ALIVE YEAH!!!
lyntasia in the BURG

Auburn, MA

#44 Aug 5, 2009
if it walks like a duck....sounds like a duck....and drives around at night not pulling over, putting people in danger....than it must be a DUCK and/or a criminal.... :-)
Hildo

Worcester, MA

#45 Aug 5, 2009
Probably about $40,000 after lawyers fees. Based on $100,000 figure
Disgrace!
truth

Hudson, MA

#46 Aug 5, 2009
hope wrote:
you all should be ashamed of yourselves!!!! Does even 1 person who left a comment here even know Preston??? Well I did, and for over 15 yrs. He was not a piece of s@#t parent, or boyfriend, brother , or son. He did whatever he could for his family, he was trying to get away from the juvinille life of crime that just followed him in the worst city of massachusetts!! Fitchburg,, u suck,, in every way,, if he could've just got away from the fitch police then he would have made a good life for his kids. He had opened a business cutting hair and the cops would just never leave him alone. That's damn rite he ran,, cuz if he didnt they wouldve put him in jail for life, they always lie to get what they want for that city. Everyone there is snitches and scumbags, even all of you who leave comments,, WHO R U 2 JUDGE ANYBODY??? There's only 1 true judge and that's GOD himself. His family deserves way more than what they got or will ever get. A father is more important than a million dollars,, how the he11 can anyone put a price on a life???? I love you Preston, and I miss you, we all think of you and your family often. We r all targets to police, watch out society,,, YOU COULD BE NEXT!!!! Maybe you're family will be ok if we give them $100,000, that should take care of your family for the rest of their lives......
you should be shot in the head too, did he care about all the people he could have killed driing like that? would you be crying for them? you are all losers, go back to PR scum! and no i wont be next, i dont break the law and run from the cops, only scumbags do that
Maurice Ronaldo - Mo Ron

Rockville, MD

#47 Aug 5, 2009
hope wrote:
...Everyone there is snitches and scumbags, even all of you who leave comments,, WHO R U 2 JUDGE ANYBODY???
Well, THAT says a LOT about who you are pal... another scumbag!

You'll get yours one day too!
truth

Hudson, MA

#48 Aug 5, 2009
hope wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank You,, this is the only decent comment I have seen here.
you are both morons, go back to PR
Watcher

Worcester, MA

#49 Aug 5, 2009
CRANSTON

You sound like a user under police protection as an informant. Bad spot to be in.
Watcher

Worcester, MA

#50 Aug 5, 2009
lyntasia in Fitchburg

They hounded this person soo much that do you think that if he pulled over when he asked him to he would only have asked for his licnse and registration sir.

You twit get real!
kold

Worcester, MA

#51 Aug 5, 2009
CRANSTON wrote:
<quoted text>
Now if they overdose from that cocaine, could they sue the state again???
Only someone involved with this sh77 like you would know the answewe to that question.
CRANSTON

Fitchburg, MA

#52 Aug 5, 2009
Dude,
You could not be further from the truth. Hope you don't work for our law enforcement team. Ha Ha Ha
Watcher wrote:
CRANSTON
You sound like a user under police protection as an informant. Bad spot to be in.
CRANSTON

Fitchburg, MA

#53 Aug 5, 2009
Do I need to explain it to you? It's called sarcasm.
kold wrote:
<quoted text>
Only someone involved with this sh77 like you would know the answewe to that question.
get a life

Leominster, MA

#54 Aug 5, 2009
all of you people better hope that your son or daughter does not get pulled over, get scared, runs then gets shot in the head and have to hear all these gross comments, these poor kids have to see these
comments! Has any body asked about them? all you people talk about is preston, who is dead get a life what do you people want them to just wither away and die to
CRANSTON

Fitchburg, MA

#55 Aug 5, 2009
Just don't get my humor I guess!
kold wrote:
<quoted text>
Only someone involved with this sh77 like you would know the answewe to that question.
CRANSTON

Fitchburg, MA

#56 Aug 5, 2009
Well to all you haters out there, I hope this trooper gets a promotion soon.
CRANSTON

Fitchburg, MA

#57 Aug 5, 2009
I love the Massachusetts State Police!
kold wrote:
<quoted text>
Only someone involved with this sh77 like you would know the answewe to that question.
Sickened

Worcester, MA

#58 Aug 5, 2009
No CRANSTON when children are involved in ANY manner I and I think I can speak for anyone else who looks at this from a childs point of view
Dosen't really want to see what you call sacarsm. and we do get it. By the way thanks from the children
USMC

Fitchburg, MA

#59 Aug 5, 2009
wanda wrote:
scumbag gray got away with it,i'm glad they got a settltment even though they will never get preston, if it would have been vice versa preston would have been in jail for the rest of his life but since it was an officer no time is going to be serve, OFFICER GRAY IS AN EVIL TROOPER, I HOPE HE HAS NIGHT MARES FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE AND WILL NEVER BE IN PEACE WITH HIS SOUL,
Weeping Wanda,

By my choice I put my life on the line and defended the re, white, and blue. Each morning I rose and said a heartful thank you to my God and MY Country. Because I've defended freedom I have the right to speak freely.

Preston was a dead beat, who stole form hard working Americans. Preston was a useless piece of crap floating throught the public freebie system.

His relatives are owed nothing, but got something because of the system we employ here in the great United States of America.

My free speech allows me to call Preston a useless bag of pond scum.

Good job to the cops! Smooth Sailing Bulldog!
Hey STUPI D

Fitchburg, MA

#60 Aug 5, 2009
hope wrote:
you all should be ashamed of yourselves!!!! Does even 1 person who left a comment here even know Preston??? Well I did, and for over 15 yrs. He was not a piece of s@#t parent, or boyfriend, brother , or son. He did whatever he could for his family, he was trying to get away from the juvinille life of crime that just followed him in the worst city of massachusetts!! Fitchburg,, u suck,, in every way,, if he could've just got away from the fitch police then he would have made a good life for his kids. He had opened a business cutting hair and the cops would just never leave him alone. That's damn rite he ran,, cuz if he didnt they wouldve put him in jail for life, they always lie to get what they want for that city. Everyone there is snitches and scumbags, even all of you who leave comments,, WHO R U 2 JUDGE ANYBODY??? There's only 1 true judge and that's GOD himself. His family deserves way more than what they got or will ever get. A father is more important than a million dollars,, how the he11 can anyone put a price on a life???? I love you Preston, and I miss you, we all think of you and your family often. We r all targets to police, watch out society,,, YOU COULD BE NEXT!!!! Maybe you're family will be ok if we give them $100,000, that should take care of your family for the rest of their lives......
He was a criminal who broke into my home and had a defense attorny who stated he had a drug habit and couldn't control himself.

HE WAS A LOSER!!!!

Thank you to the Fitchburg Police shoot a few more!!!
jtn

Mattapan, MA

#61 Aug 5, 2009
wanda wrote:
scumbag gray got away with it,i'm glad they got a settltment even though they will never get preston, if it would have been vice versa preston would have been in jail for the rest of his life but since it was an officer no time is going to be serve, OFFICER GRAY IS AN EVIL TROOPER, I HOPE HE HAS NIGHT MARES FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE AND WILL NEVER BE IN PEACE WITH HIS SOUL,
he hates gays so must be one

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