Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson is being criticized for not arresting the Mesquite police officer who shot an unarmed man.
Mesquite officer Derek Wiley thought Lydo Jones was breaking into a vehicle, but it was Jones’ own pickup. Jones was shot twice, reportedly with his hands up.
The Mesquite man’s attorneys and supporters say the D.A. should have arrested the officer without waiting on a grand jury to indict or not.
“We believe that the evidence in the possession of the District Attorney Faith Johnson provides more than sufficient probable cause for charges to go forward and an arrest to be made,” said attorney Lee Merritt.
That evidence, Merritt said, includes police video of the incident he says he and others have seen but that has not been made public.
On Tuesday, the D.A. expressed her disappointment at Merritt’s remarks because she says she’s been in constant contact with jones’ supporters.