Joshua Johnson, 22

Norfolk, Virginia
May 20, 2013

Agencies: Norfolk Police Department Virginia

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: almost 6 years ago


Emergency dispatcher Jessica Camarillo has been fired following her Facebook post about a fatal police shooting.

Camarillo was terminated July 30, according to city spokeswoman Lori Crouch.

Her May 21 post on the Facebook page of a retired police officer was about Joshua "Omar" Johnson, who was fatally shot the day before by a police officer at a Wells Fargo in the Ghent neighborhood after he and his girlfriend tried to cash a stolen check.

The post said: "I think the officers should sue the family for putting the officers lives in danger, making detectives work past the time they were suppose to get off, the gas it took for them to get to the scene, the bullets used, the hospital bills, the equipments needed for forensics, and making me work the channel instead of reading my hot sexy book...LOL."

Police said the officer, who has not been identified, shot at Johnson because he feared for his partner's life when Johnson backed up the car he was driving.

Last month, Camarillo did an interview with WAVY-TV and apologized for the post.

Legal Action

March 2015 Settlement $163,000

Community and Family Efforts

September 2013 pressure to release video