Supt. Ronal Serpas disclosed Almenta Johnson's rap sheet during a press conference about her son, Bobby Troy, over the weekend. Police are seeking to arrest Troy in connection with the death of Slidell Dr. Brent Hockfeld in the French Quarter.So the Chief didn't even name her publicly, but she's run out and found a lawyer who claims that the Constitution now recognizes both a right to never have public information about oneself discussed in public and a right to work for people who don't want you working for them. (Oh, I can't wait to read that filing and see those citations.) And since it's doubtful that a part-time banquet server could afford the hourly rate of a highly-paid attorney like Robert Jenkins, one can only infer that Jenkins plans to get paid by filing a nuisance suit against the City of New Orleans with the expectation that the taxpayers will throw him and the unemployed prostitute a few thousand dollars just to go away.
Johnson, of Central City, said she turned on her television Sunday and was shocked when the focus shifted on her.
"Bobby Troy's mother is a multiple arrested offender (on charges of) resisting arrest, resisting officers, possession or drugs, drug paraphernalia, criminal trespass, crimes against nature," Serpas said.
"I believe that he shouldn't have put my business out in the street. I haven't robbed anybody. I haven't killed anybody," Johnson said.
Johnson said she was fired Monday, after six years, from her part-time job as banquet server.
"When I went there, she told me, 'No,' because they don't hire sex offenders or people who have been on drugs and she told me I couldn't work there anymore," Johnson said.
Johnson said although her name was not mentioned during the press conference, her son used to work at her part-time job.
"They knew (he) was my son," Johnson said.
Defense attorney Robert Jenkins said Johnson's constitutional right to privacy and the right to work may have been violated, and she could have grounds to sue the City of New Orleans and Serpas for defamation.
Oh--and for what it's worth, they did eventually find and arrest Johnson's fugitive son. He allegedly murdered a doctor (read: a productive citizen who actually had value to society, unlike Johnson and her kids) and fled the city. But rather than show any remorse for breeding a killer and putting it out on the streets, Johnson's screaming and demanding to be paid.
Only in America, thanks mainly to the Trial Lawyers Associations and their pet political party, the Democrats, who continue to block any form of meaningful tort reform.