The Factor has learned Prairie View Police Chief Larry Johnson abruptly resigned Tuesday.

I spoke with Johnsin tonight and he confirms his resignation. He says when it was clear the positive things he pushed for (In Prairie View) weren’t going to happen, it was time to move on.

This comes just a day after an officer from PVPD was booked and taken into custody for tasing and arresting Prairie View City Councilman Jonathan Miller last October.

The Factor has also learned Chief Johnson had no clue his officer in that case, Michael Kelley, was a potential target of the grand jury in Waller County. 

When I first called the chief last Friday he was not aware his officer was indicted.

Moreover, the resignation also folliws reaction from some members of City Council in Prairie View who expressed dissatisfaction with Johnson.  That’s after they say he failed to launch an internal investigation into Officer Kelley’s actions during the arrest of Councilman Miller.

Johnson said he would talk publicly when the time is right. Stay tuned!

1 comment

  1. MV Fontaine Sr January 27, 2016 12:53 am 

    …not aware HIS (as in his own) officer was even under indictment!!!??? Apparently the prosecutor, and city officials ‘forgot’ to inform Johnson??? Lack of communication perhaps…question is…on who’s part???

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