Los Angeles, CA - L.A. Police Commission President Matt Johnson was on-camera with TMZ when they asked him about his thoughts about the ongoing vandalism of President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His response? He's in favor of it.
Supporting vandalism is not something you'd expect from a police commissioner. Matt Johnson went on to say that he was in favor of removing the star completely.
While he is the president of the police commission, Commissioner Johnson isn't a police officer; he's an entertainment lawyer. He is also an At-Large Member of the Democratic National Committee where he serves on the Budget and Finance Committee, so it's safe to say, he's not a fan of President Trump.
Commissioner Johnson recently made the news because he says he has been stalked by a Black Lives Matter activist who didn't think that Johnson, who is black, was doing enough to stop law enforcement from killing black people.. Or something like that.
At the November 1, 2016 commission meeting, Johnson said that Trevor Gerard’s comments directed to him were “Matt Johnson has four children, one of whom I understand is a boy. God forbid, Matt Johnson, that you ever have to suffer at the hands of men…. God forbid you have to sit in this audience and suffer because your boy was just another nigger in the crosshairs.”
Matt Johnson also stated in restraining order paperwork that Trevor Gerard mouthed threats to him from the audience, which could not be heard on the video that is made at each meeting. He said that these comments include “I’m going to beat your ass” and “I’m going to fucking kill you.”
Trevor Gerard, age 35, has denied the statements made in the restraining order, and said that his “statements and actions were taken out of context” in retaliation for the aggressive confrontational style of Black Lives Matter. He said that “the truth is distorted” and that the restraining order is “politically motivated.”
You can see TMZ's video of Matt Johnson promoting the vandalism of President Trump's star below: