Kingman defense attorney Bryan Whitney has been retained to represent a former Lake Havasu City police officer facing four dozen felony charges from alleged criminal conduct through abuse of his position of public trust. Whitney has initially declined comment on the case against John Johnson, 44.
Media accounts indicate Johnson is accused of illegally transferring drugs from the police evidence room and of stealing nearly $5,000 in undercover operations funds.
Johnson worked for the police department for roughly 16 years before he resigned in 2014 and moved to Massachusetts. He faces a case management conference before Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steve Conn on Monday, July 18.