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The Chicago officer who fatally shot Ronald Johnson last year has dropped calls for the court to levy sanctions or penalties against the the victim’s mother, who allegedly made threats towards him on social media, CBS Chicago reports.

The effort was dropped almost immediately after Johnson’s lawyers announced they were made against Dorothy Holmes. On October 20, Johnson was shot by Hernandez after fleeing the scene of the previous incident. Cook County prosecutors decided earlier this month that no charges would be brought against Hernandez because dashcam footage found Johnson holding a gun during the pursuit.

After Hernandez was cleared, Holmes made comments about him on social media.

CBS Chicago reports:

“You forgot, I love my kid just as well as he loves his 15-year-old and his 17-year-old,” Holmes was quoted in the filing as saying. “What goes around comes around. And he can take it how he wanna take it. If he wanna take it as a threat, it was a threat. And I ain’t backing down.”

The sanctions were later dropped after suggestions from the Chicago law department. Holmes and a few supporters from Black Lives Matter Chicago rallied at the City Hall following the decision.
Holmes told reporters she will say anything she wants about the case and the officer who shot her son.

CBS Chicago reports:

“The only thing I suggest is that they back off because I’m going to keep on fighting,” she said.

Hernandez’s lawyers haven’t commented on the withdrawn sanction.

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