Madison officers involved in shooting to return to work

Internal investigation exonerates officers
Madison officers involved in shooting to return to work
Sgt. David McClurg and Officer Carlin Becker

The Madison police officers involved in the shooting of Londrell Johnson were cleared of wrongdoing in an internal investigation, according to a Tuesday news release.

A release from MPD Professional Standards and Internal Affairs states that Sgt. David McClurg and Officer Carlin Becker are exonerated and will be allowed to transition back to their normal duties when they are ready.

On Monday, the Dane County District Attorney’s Office also cleared the officers saying Johnson advanced on the officers with a large knife despite verbal commands from the officers during the shooting on May 2.

The officers were responding to a call of a man with multiple stab wounds who said his neighbor had kicked in the apartment door and stabbed his whole family.

Police say Johnson stabbed three people in an apartment on East Washington Avenue near Milwaukee Street, including two fatally, before police got to the scene.

The coroner identified the victims as 57-year-old Robin Rae Grossmann and her daughter, 34-year-old Charity Rae Grossmann.

All three of the victims are from Madison.

The DA”s report said Johnson made a ‘grunt’ or “exhale” sound as he moved towards the officers with the knife in his hand. The first officer began to fire while moving into the bathroom. Johnson continued towards that officer as the second officer began to fire as well.

Johnson was taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.