December 5, 2021


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Lawyer Henry Johnson dies amid authorized struggle for him to be returned property to husband or wife | Information

Attorney-at-law Henry Charles Johnson has died.

Just previous 7 days, his common-legislation wife Robyn Patrick, filed a match arising from his alleged compelled removing from their St Andrew home by armed policemen and his daughter on August 6.

Johnson died yesterday early morning at an undisclosed place, attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman, who is representing Patrick, advised The Gleaner now.

Patrick, who brought the go well with in the Supreme Courtroom against Superintendent Aaron Fletcher of the Continual Spring Police Station and the Attorney Normal, was seeking a court purchase to compel the police to return her widespread-legislation partner of eight years to their home.

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Johnson was bedridden since of a stroke he endured very last 12 months February and was unable to communicate at the time he was taken from his St Andrew dwelling. 

“The justice method of which Johnson was a section failed him simply because even though an affidavit of urgency was filed, I was informed I could not get a day for the listening to until upcoming month,” Wildman explained.

He mentioned ahead of the go well with was filed he pleaded with senior police staff to return Johnson to his household since there was no courtroom order for his removal but they refused to support.

“I am keeping the law enforcement liable for what transpired to Johnson because the law enforcement acted unlawfully,” Wildman asserted.

He said also that he can no for a longer period pursue the application for an injunction but his consumer will be seeking damages for wrongful entry, trespass and assault. 

Patrick explained in court documents that 3 armed policemen from Continuous Spring Police Station alongside with Johnson’s daughter and two girls purportedly to be nurses arrived to her residence.

She mentioned when she questioned the policemen as to no matter if they had courtroom orders or a look for warrant they reported they had orders from their manager.
She said she did not know where by they experienced taken Johnson and that she was anxious about his frail actual physical and mental point out.

The girl mentioned it was Johnson’s wish for her to get care of him, which she explained she had been doing considering the fact that he became unwell.

“I ensured he got the medical procedure he necessary and also delivered him with emotional support”, she mentioned in her affidavit.

Johnson, a previous policeman, arrived to national notice in 1980 when he alongside with two troopers and a civilian were being arrested and billed with treason.

They were accused of plotting to overthrow the govt of former Prime Minister Michael Manley.

They were acquitted in the Home Circuit Court in October 1981 after a crucial witness was found to be unreliable.

Johnson subsequently examined legislation and had been practising for about 26 yrs.

– Barbara Gayle

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