Wednesday, June 9, 2010
On July 24, 2009, a police officer shot John Deng to death in Iowa City, Iowa after mistakening him for a homeless veteran. Quickly he was reported as being a violent homeless man who was belligerent, but the truth was he was a college student conducting social research on the homeless when he was badgered by a drunk janitor named John Bohnenkamp. Bohnenkamp crossed the street to harass Deng who had dropped some cans. A fight ensued in which Deng was shot dead by a passing officer.
Please contact Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness and demand justice for John Deng les we forget. Please ask her the following: Is it procedures for the police not to arrest all involved? Why wasn't Bohnenkamp charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication? Was it police procedures not to test the blood alcohol of all involved? What did the nearby cameras show? Why didn't the police request the nearby cameras including the one from the bar which Bohnenkamp left? Why didn't the police request the blood alcohol test from the hospital of Bohnenkamp?
Johnson County Attorney
410 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52240