Donald Johnson

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Service Record

Hardin County Kentucky Sheriff's Offic

Rank Deputy
Last Known Status Separated[1]

Louisville Kentucky Metro Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service May 2022 - November 18, 2022.[2]
Last Known Status Terminated[2]

Incident Reports

2021 Arrest of Joshua Tyler

News coverage with dashcam video

In February 2021, Kentucky State Police officers tried to pull Tyler over for a broken taillight. Tyler drove away, travelling on the wrong side of the road, and attempted to hit a police car. Johnson joined the response. Tyler stopped and exited the vehicle with his hands up. Johnson pulled Tyler to the ground and punched him, as other officers joined in.[1]

The arrest report claimed that Tyler reached for a knife and resisted arrest.[2]

The incident was captured on vehicle dash camera.

Response Timeline

The Sheriff's Office determined officers used the "necessary force of arrest".[1]

On November 16, 2022, a local TV station reported on the story and aired the in-vehicle video.[2]

On November 18, 2022, Johnson was fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department.[2]

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