On April 21, 2006, Kathyrn Johnston was killed in Atlanta, Georgia. Johnston was either 92-years-old or 88-years-old. Johnston was killed during a "no-knock warrant" raid by three police officers who swore that a confidential informant told them that she was selling drugs from her home. Immediately after they shot her the three officers swore that Johnston had pulled a gun on them wounding one officer and that they had no choice but to shoot in defense of their lives. They fired at her 39 times and handcuffed her as she was dying. Officers displayed a quantity of marijuana that they said was in Johnston's home. Subequent events revealed that either there was no confidential informant and the officers lied to the judge to secure the warrant or that the confidential informant lied to them, that the police planted the marijuana, and that Kathyrn Johnston was fearful of intruders and was killed while trying to defend her life against them. On April 26, 2007 one of the police officers--Gregg Junnier--pleaded guilty in state court to manslaughter, violation of oath, criminal solicitation and making false statements. A second police officer--Jason Smith--also pleaded guilty On November 27, 2006, newspapers reported that the FBI and Georgia state authorities were investigating the case. Atlanta's police chief Richard Pennington placed eight narcotics officers involved in the "no-knock" raid on paid leave. Chief Pennington professed to be puzzled by conflicting versions of the incident, promised to cooperate with the investigators, and "said his department was reviewing its use of 'no-knock' raids after the shootout. The warrants are common in narcotics cases when officers fear suspects may try to dispose of drugs or evidence in the time it takes authorities to gain access to the home. Yesterday, November 21, 2007, Kathryn Johnston's family filed civil suit against the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Police Department, the police officers involved, and their supervisors. "The suit charges the corrupt practices of the Police Department led to violations of the U.S. Constitution and state law." Let us not forget to give thanks for the many honest, diligent, and scrupulous law enforcement officers who do indeed serve and protect their fellow citizens: us.