Fort Worth officer allowed to resign after shooting unarmed man

A Fort Worth police officer was allowed to resign instead of being fired for shooting an unarmed man.

Courtney Johnson was charged with aggravated assault for shooting Craigory Adams in 2015. The case ended in a mistrial.

Adams was holding a large barbecue fork when police arrived at his home on a disturbance call. Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald says Adams was complying with officers' demands, knelt down and dropped the fork when Johnson shot and wounded him.

Johnson was fired, but he appealed his termination.

The Civil Service Board upheld complaints of excessive force and deadly conduct, but it also gave Johnson a reduced suspension with an opportunity for back pay in exchange for his immediate resignation.

In his resignation letter, Johnson apologized for his actions.

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