The US Army is reportedly looking into the circumstances surrounding Micah X Johnson’s military discharge from the Army Reserves. A female soldier has come forward since the shooting, stating that Micah Johnson sexually harassed her during their deployment in Afghanistan. As a result Johnson was sent home from the deployment with the recommendation of being discharged, according to Military Times. When the female soldier returned from theater, she even requested a protective order against him. Some question whether or not a honorable discharge was appropriate.
The lawyer that represented Micah Johnson in the sexual harassment case states that there was a clerical error in the favor of his client. CBS News reported:
Johnson’s lawyer said he had prepared documents for a more severe other-than-honorable exit almost two years ago.
Army lawyer Bradford Glendening was assigned to represent Johnson following an accusation of sexual harassment against him by a female soldier in his unit, Glendening said. Exactly what Johnson is accused of doing has not been made public.