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Social Worker Attacks Own Bodyguard

April 20, 2011 permalink

When Ohio social worker Staci Johnson went on a field trip to visit a family, she asked for a cop to act as her bodyguard. She attacked the cop and he arrested her.



Richland County Children Services caseworker arrested

MANSFIELD -- A Richland County Children Services caseworker was arrested Sunday during a reported dispute with a city police officer.

Staci Johnson, 26, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest for the incident, which happened in the 700 block of Burns Street. Johnson was there for a well-being check and requested police backup, which Chief Dino Sgambellone called a common practice.

Children Services Executive Director Randy Parker declined to comment.

The general offense report was brief.

"While on a call, the offender became upset about the service she was receiving," the officer wrote. "The offender was advised to stop yelling, and while this officer was climbing the stairs at the place of occurrence, the offender pushed this officer.

"The offender was advised that she was under arrest but had to be physically restrained to be placed in handcuffs. The offender was transported to the Richland County Jail and incarcerated until the posting of bond or court appearance."

Johnson did not return a phone message. Her case was not listed in Mansfield Municipal Court's online records.

"At this point, I would let the general offense report speak for itself," Sgambellone said. "It's an issue we're examining.

"I've been in contact with Children Services, members of my department and the law director's office. We haven't concluded the examination of the incident."

Source: Mansfield News Journal