Officer suspended, won't lose his job

July 7, 2010

A Martinsville police officer who used a stun gun to subdue a 10-year-old child will keep his job. However, Darrel Johnson must serve a 45-day suspension and go on probation for two years. Testifying in front of the Martinsville Board of Public Safety, Johnson said the boy was kicking, hitting and spitting on a woman when they arrived at Tender Teddies Day Care on March 31. A second officer involved in the incident is retiring from the force.