LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The three men who filed a lawsuit over a 2011 shooting by an off-duty police officer working security at a Little Rock mall have reached a settlement in the case, but the details of the agreement haven’t been released. Christopher Johannes shot at driver Joseph Williams and passengers Keith Pettus and Johnnie Campbell 12 times while they were at Park Plaza mall in December 2011. Johannes, a Little Rock police officer, was off-duty at the time of the shooting and working as mall security. Campbell was not hit, but all three men sued Johannes, the mall and the city in 2017, saying the excessive use of force violated their civil rights. ADVERTISEMENT Johannes shot at the men after a woman complained that a group of men tried persuading her 17-year-old daughter to get in their car, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette City attorneys said Williams kept backing out was because he had drugs and guns in the car, which police said they found. Williams pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges and went to prison for violating his probation. On Monday, Willard Proctor Jr., attorney for the three men, filed an agreed stipulation of dismissal, asking U.S…. Read full this story
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