Hearne Mayor Won't Face Additional Charges

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

The Mayor of Hearne will face no new charges stemming from a December incident with police.

The Robertson County District Attorney's Office says it has reviewed dash cam video, which allegedly shows Mayor Milton Johnson screaming at officers after he was pulled over for a traffic violation.

The district attorney's office says, based on the video, it has refused prosecution of any serious charges.

News Three has filed an open records request with the Hearne Police Department for the video, but so far we've received no reply.

Johnson publicly apologized Monday night at the Hearne City Council meeting, but would not comment on the incident.

"To those who had hoped for a positive outcome of this regrettable incident I applaud you," Johnson said. "To those who wish for a different outcome I will pray for you. Regardless of the circumstances that led to this incident weeks ago, those issues are something that I will address at a later date. I heartfelt issue an apology to Officer Chris Sullivan and anyone who was offended by my poor choice of words. Here's to better days ahead for Hearne."

Johnson was issued a citation for the traffic violation.

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