May 2, 2022
FORT WORTH, Texas -
On May 1, 2022, Fort Worth Police Department Officer Benjamin Johnson
was arrested by the Benbrook, Texas Police Department for three counts of
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon that occurred while he was off-duty.
Upon learning of his
arrest, the Fort Worth Police Department immediately began an administrative
investigation to collect and review the facts and circumstances surrounding
these allegations. Officer Johnson has been placed on restricted duty and
stripped of all police powers pending the outcome of the criminal and
administrative investigations. The Fort Worth Police Department holds its
officers to a high standard both on and off duty, and does not tolerate
criminal misconduct or unethical behavior; therefore, a thorough investigation
into the circumstances will be conducted.
Officer Johnson has
been with the department for four years and was assigned to the Directed
Response Unit at the time of his arrest.
regarding the criminal investigation should be directed to the Benbrook Police