Justin Johnson

A brave paramedic disarmed a Tennessee police officer who suffered a nervous breakdown after firing his service weapon 7 times while attempting to apprehend two suspects in December 2016.

Video from Deputy Justin Johnson’s body cam shows the officer pursuing Brian Keith Mullinax, 41, and his girlfriend, Tina Carrie Jo Cody, 37 through a field.

Johnson grabbed Cody by her blouse and threw her to the ground with the help of 2 paramedics who were on the scene.

About 5 minutes later, Johnson snapped and began wildly firing 7 shots into a nearby trailer park while the paramedics restrained the woman on the ground.

After making a frantic “shots fired” radio call to dispatch, Johnson began hyperventilating and crying as he ran toward the road.

“I’VE GOT A GUY WITH A GUN! GIVE ME SOME HELP! SHOTS FIRED!” Johnson shouted via his radio.

But Mullinax was not armed and Cody was already on the ground.

The other paramedic bravely approached Johnson and tried to calm him down. “Pull it together man!” the medic said repeatedly while grabbing the frantic cop’s hand.

Johnson was hyperventilating so hard that one of his eye contacts popped out, according to the Daily Mail UK.

“Look at me! Give me that gun! Give me your gun! Give me your gun, sir!” the medic told Johnson before disarming him.

The medic then pointed the gun at Mullinax who is in the nearby trailer park (not visible in the video).

“Don’t move!” he yelled at Mullinax, while alternately telling the panicked Johnson, “I’ve got your back. Don’t worry!”

According to The Mail, Jonson never documented his breakdown in a Sheriff’s Office incident report. He said Mullinax had a gun and he feared for his life. But Mullinax was not armed.

Mullinax is set to stand trial on Tuesday for “assaulting” Johnson.

According to The Mail, the couple spent 42 days in jail because they were too poor to post bond.

Johnson is still on active duty with the police force.

It is not clear if Johnson was ever required to undergo a psychological exam or seek help for his mental breakdown.




  • Dahl

    He looks like a nervous breakdown…

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Wow! He need his g?n removed permantly.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    WOW!!!! Is all I can say..

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I would be scared to death if I lived in his jurisdiction. If he falls apart that easily under pressure, he is not mentally fit to be a cop or to carry a gun. Wtf?

  • RealATLPeach36

    I do not know what to say, EXCEPT I would not trust a white COP with a gun, and WOULD NOT be telling his WHITE AZZ to calm down I have your back….I would be running that’s the only back you’ll see

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I was shocked. ? I rewound that video at least 10 times before I wrote one word in my post. The source article doesn’t state why he was chasing the couple.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I agree! I would like to know how he passed the mental elvauation test.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What’s even crazier is the paramedic giving him back the gun. ?

  • RealATLPeach36

    He took the gun and gave it back….I would be the one having a nervous breakdown….I truly believe things are going to get al lot worse….

  • klwbaby

    He probably didn’t have to take one. If its a small town and they are desperate for officers, he probably just filled out an application and was hired.

  • IamAllnatural

    They need to take his badge away and give it to the paramedics for doing his job. The couple is lucky to be alive because he would’ve killed them if he was alone. Usually the paramedics don’t respond until the scene is safe, but they were there in the middle of the chase.

  • IamAllnatural

    Crazy people know how to pass a psych test.

  • Wreckognize Game

    This is crazy. I was scared when he gave the gun back wondering if all the bullets were gone

  • morenYAHdelsur

    So sad. I can’t imagine the duress that these folks must feel.

    What’s unfortunate is that everybody is weary! Civilians and law enforcement.

  • Django the God

    That dog “got low”.

  • Kimberly King

    Punk ass. lmao can’t believe this loser is on the force. IDK why they sign up to be cops in the first place. Do they really think all they’re going to do is write speaking tickets and get DV calls all day? NO NINJA! Especially if you’re in a larger city. Stop hiring scary ass ninjas to join 12.

  • Django the God

    He got scared because he was in an open field, with no cover.

  • Django the God

    I know you stay strapped.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Are you saying he thought he was at war? PTSD kicked in?

  • TheOwley

    This sounds like a panic attack related to PTS, not unusual for golf vets. Was he there?

  • Django the God

    I’m not sure why he was whimpering like that. He was definitely in shock though.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Right! I would have been too afraid for my life to do that.

    The paramedic may have felt, that when backup arrived, he would be mistaken for the criminal.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Not if the psychologist is welled trained and know the right questions to ask.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    This might be true.

  • MistaO

    Nobody died, or was shot. Yes should keep his job. He’s probably a good officer.

  • Shaun M

    Was he afraid of the suspects?He was totally in panic mode.

  • Mac Jones

    Youre an idiot

  • Rahab

    Golf War? There was a military operation named Gulf War. Asking for the general population having accurate information.

  • Curvy Divas

    I agree. I also believe these police shooting are by officers under mind control. When the behavior therapist was shot while on the ground in FL he asked the officer why did you shoot me he said I don’t know.

  • TUNDE OLADUNNI

    Exactly

  • NeverSurprised

    A deaf, dumb and blind idiot.

  • unknown user

    What the hell did I just watch!!!????

  • unknown user

    He says shots fired there’s a man with a gun. What man with a gun? Himself? Where’s the boyfriend?

  • Tennessean

    um, desk job.

  • Wreckognize Game

    My First Lol today. . ?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    This nicca sound like Clayton Bigsby…

  • Miss Thang

    lmao yes I was thinking um I think you mean Gulf not golf lol unless there was a golf war I wasn’t aware of.

  • Dainese

    I can’t bring myself to watch the video.
    I know I am going to be appalled and disgusted just from the write up.

    I know this is real..
    But I don’t know if I can stomach it.

  • Shay

    If I were that EMT Tech you would have seen my elbows and azzhole! i would have been OUT!

  • stav

    Exactly, someone with that mental state should not be allowed to continue on a job that requires them to carry a gun. Hopefully he’s on office duty, without being able to have a gun, this person is dangerous!

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Good morning y’all, have a rockin day ?

    This man clearly had an episode. I was ok, until he was handed back the gun. Um, excuse me, huh, TF?!?!

    Alas, it does not excuse these comments being as disappointing as in Mychael’s post yesterday. ?

    Oh, and – say what y’all want about Boston, this ain’t happening ??????

  • bella28498 .

    look like they were uncooperative like the black ppl the white cops are out here shooting…..he was doing his job…..nexxxxxxt story

  • Youngblood

    these cops are scary a$$ hell they killed Freddy gray on some scary sh.. and that cop shoot n killed that boy in the dark staircase because he was scared why you in the projects you no you wouldn’t come down here no other time that Asian cop killed that boy like that had his hand on his gun the whole time

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    You’ve just identified yourself as a troll.
    Thanks.

  • stav

    His job is not to have a mental breakdown , and unnecessarily discharge his weapon, not once, but 7 times. That’s why police have specific training, however for many ,as we can see, that training is ineffective. This police officer is a threat to society, and definitely needs to be evaluated.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If you’re a cop and you suffer from panic attacks, you’re in the wrong line of work.

  • KarmaBackAround

    So snapped is the word we’re using for unfit..ok sandra..he is unfit to be a cop..he could’ve killed someone!

  • bemetoo

    these crazy ass weak pieces of shat who were bullied need not to ever apply for a law enforcement job clearly this guy is one arrest from killing innocent people

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    After all this, he went back to the station and basically filed a false police report.That by itself should be reason for him to get fired.

  • JV

    What’s crazy is, police is a popular source of employment for veterans. I would think that especially combat veterans would be more susceptible to PTSD/panic attacks, etc.

    When I think of someone having a panic attack on the job, especially a stressful one like this, the first thing I think is lack of experience, but in some cases it may be the opposite.

  • SexyScorpio

    This is scary. And why he give the crazy fucker the gun back. I know damn well this nigga don’t still have his job after losing his damn mind. It’s a miracle no one was killed. And why his black ass sound like a redneck. He probably has a confederate flag hanging from his window. Smh the world is to shit!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Some of these black officers are as scary as the white ones… even worse sometimes.. because they feel this pressure to fit in among the white cops and to make it seems like they’re the “good blacks”, as opposed to the rest of the “bad” black people.

  • Pamela

    Semi commas and commas ought to be your best friends.
    Just saying.

  • Ni Ni

    When my brother was retiring from the military, i asked him not to become a police officer. He had been a sergeant plus he has a temper so he really needed to readjust to civilian life. He agreed that wasn’t the best route to take. I spoke to another guy who was retiring soon about the same conversation. This guy agreed that veterans should not become police officers because of what they were trained to do (kill). He also spoke about ptsd.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    “I’VE GOT A GUY WITH A GUN! GIVE ME SOME HELP! SHOTS FIRED!” Johnson shouted via his radio.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I’m convinced they are trained to say this ish. Ninja’s mind cracked and he muscle memory took over. Started yelling what he was trained to yell. But, he forgot his azz was black.

    Cops need psychological exams.

  • Pamela

    Bella see my comment to Youngblood below/above. It applies to you too.

  • bella28498 .

    good morning and good bye…..look like he doing the same chit white cops do to black ppl. no fun when the rabbit got the gun.

  • SexyScorpio

    Amen brother!!!

  • JV

    Honestly, this guy strikes me as less culpable from some of the examples I’m thinking of because he wasn’t intentionally doing anything nefarious — he was just having a breakdown. But every situation is different, and someone else’s behavior does not excuse another’s.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I’m all for supporting our veterans, and I have no problem with them having desk jobs with the local police, ( support/administrative, etc.)… But I agree, no way should they be taking a job where they’re walking around with a gun dealing with the general public.

  • You Could Never

    Bc this looks to be really extra rural Tenn. As to why he sounds like that. Some blacks sadly are more like the whites in extra rural areas. *Slaps his stupid ass*

  • LexGirl

    Off topic – sorta. But why when I scrolled down, I thought that inset pic was Tamar’s husband until I actually read the title! lmao! OK, carry on…

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I cant help but wonder how many black men are in the grave right now (or in prison on false charges) because of unstable cops like this. Sad.

  • shun king

    exactly when i saw this vid that what came to my mind..

  • unknown user

    the speed that that blatant lie left his mouth clear as day and without hesitation ? so nervous he couldn’t control the gun, but the narrative? flowed from his lips like water

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If he did this to white people, he could just as easily do it to us. If he’s unstable, he shouldnt be in law enforcement, period.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup… Just like their other magic words they use: “I feared for my life”.

  • Yoni7

    On site.

  • bella28498 .

    use this same rationale when the white cops shootng u up

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I agree. He yelled “Shots fired!”, without mentioning he’s the one who discharged his firearm. There is supposed to be an internal investigation when an officer discharges his firearm in public. He didn’t mention his breakdown in his police report. I bet this video was leaked on purpose.

  • Dainese

    I’ve dealt with this.
    A brother named Jelani Johnson.
    I will never forget.
    Such a prick.

  • Dainese

    Ah damn. Hes black?! JFC

  • bella28498 .

    nahhhhh not taking your advice for a gossip site. I will make sure I use allllllllcorrect punctuation while I am at work. byyyyyyyyyyyye

  • SexyScorpio

    Wow that’s cray!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yeah, the cop is black. That’s him in the pic above. I thought that was the paramedic at first, but that’s the cop .

  • You Could Never

    Im in NC and I have SEEN blacks with conf. flags on a car. In again rural places. So sad.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I thought that was obvious from the black hand holding the gun in the video.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The first three lies that cops are taught at the academy:

    1) I feared for my life
    2) the perp tried to take my gun from me
    3) I thought the perp was armed

    There’s a cop on trial for the fourth time for killing his daughter’s black boyfriend by shooting him in the back and his lie was that he thought the bf was armed (of course he wasn’t).

  • Youngblood

    That was so corny. Pam get ya white a$$ of the blk sites. Your the only one that didn’t understand but you wasn’t suppose to its not for you cracker

  • Youngblood

    She’s white don’t give her no air play on this site

  • Youngblood

    She’s white don’t give her no air play on this black site. Bye Pamela

  • Dowoop

    It wasn’t you alone.

  • SexyScorpio

    I just visited Greensboro last weekend and saw all those big ass confederate flags along the highway. I made sure my black ass did the speed limit

  • Clopretty

    He CLEARLY dont need to be a cop! they need to do better mental health testing and observations! bruh was out there losssssing it!! wtf

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I was with you until your last sentence. What does being black have to do with anything?

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Good afternoon Roses!
    This is a brutha that obviously had issues. He’s not like YT who just shoots people because they are not white. Please consider this when you comment. This man had a breakdown.

  • Pamela

    Honey, I’m as black as they come. Born and bred in South Africa. Went to a HBCU, Clark Atlanta University. Don’t let my name fool you.
    This all doesn’t change the fact that you were mostly asleep during high school English classes.

  • Pamela

    Good for you. Do that. Good luck.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    What works for them isn’t going to work for him. And he’s finding that out…

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    “Johnson is still on active duty with the police force.”
    See, this right here! They do not want the force to look weak BUT this fo/ol is still working!? It better be a desk job.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    That is true. However, if he was having a mental breakdown I doubt he was even thinking like that.

  • TheOwley

    Another spelling nazi on the loose. But you know what I meant.

  • Rahab

    Spelling is very important. Never let anyone convince you otherwise. Speaking with correct pronunciation is also looked upon with high regards. I want you to be great in all circles and not embarrass yourself talking about the Golf. ?

  • Youngblood

    O okay now I see why you don’t understand your a ja buki a African booty scratcher.Go that way

  • Pamela

    I knew you would go there when I mentioned I am an African. Your type is so predictable: uneducated, ignorant, uncouth, unenlightened and definitely not well travelled. You will eventually expire in your “hood” as such.

  • Youngblood

    bitc$ you come to America and jump your African a$$ on a blk site trying understand us.Your focus is on the wrong thing we aint talking about periods,and question marks clown.Just pls stop it five or get on a booty scratcher site. your done hear pamela

  • Evillene

    He coulda shot anybody!!! And if the suspects had been black nobody would have tried to stop him. He needs to be heavily sedated and given a desk job.

  • Evillene

    Interesting and depressing. Could it be that some of these yt cops who we are CONVINCED kill black people because they are racist are NOT racist but are just psycho and suffering from PTSD?

  • Pamela

    English please, I don’t understand a word you typed . Thank you in advance.

  • Youngblood

    You knew I would go there because yall stink a$$ African come to America and think yall better then us.If that was the case you wouldn’t be here.And you speak of hoods like you aint live n a hut on a dirt road with dirty toes your not from here I don’t have to even have to speak 2u

  • Youngblood

    my type,you mentioned I went to college,you should use punch marks,when you type etc…etc..my point that yall stink a$$ booty scratcher think yall better but all up in america

  • Youngblood

    This is a gossip site aint nobody got time for no fake bougie African

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I disagree. The medic tried to stop him didn’t he? And had he been somewhere else, someone else could have tried to stop him as well. We do not know what would have happened.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Could be. However, it that were the case you can bet they would have said so AFTER the shootings.

  • Youngblood

    That’s the point dum dum we no you don’t understand we type like this so fake a$$ BEES like you can stay off our site and out our country.

  • Youngblood

    You cant have a seat at the table with us Pamela what part you don’t understand about that go home

  • Pamela

    In my language: O sehole. Try and figure that out you heffa.
    Blocked!

  • Youngblood

    lmao you should have never come for me stink a$$.Semi commas and commas ought to be your friend, Minding your dam business should be yours.Didnt your parents or that school you talk about teach you anything?If you cant say something nice don’t say nothing at all.1JA BUKI

  • TheOwley

    Spelling is important but the standards are permissibly low on gossip sites because people type fast and don’t necessarily edit their comments which is something I am guilty of doing. Sometimes people misspell on purpose to give a different nuance to their comment. My grammar and spelling is normally impeccable, but I’m not perfect. Here is what I don’t do, I’m never critical nor mock others’ faulty grammar. In fact, my advocacy for use of correct English is done by example and unlike you, I don’t hold grammar superiority over anyone. So…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/95139c4d940aaec140f1b7d6152b605ca29c774e88bb039faf2d06ff45acc3ee.gif

  • Youngblood

    This is America dum dum why would I need to figure out some African shi#. What good is that here its useless just like you.

  • James Kerry Wilson

    It was obvious when he calmed down and his gun was returned he still had some issues going on. He started yelling get your hands up and the woman was still on the ground. Question, who in the hell would return a weapon to someone who just acted out like that. He was a danger not only to the suspect but to the paramedics on the scene and himself. I served in the Military for 22 years and if any soldier would have displayed that kind of behavior while armed, believe me, their weapon would be taken away from them and not returned until they were seen by a Psychiatrist and was deemed fit to return to duty.

  • Rahab

    You spelled it correctly indeed because you probably saw it just as it was written Golf instead of Gulf. My comment was kind and helpful, too bad you took offense and showed your ass. ???

  • TheOwley

    You were supposed to kiss it. But really, it’s common error; golf/gulf, their/there, than/then and a thousand more. People do it all the time but would probably take better care in it were a term paper. Is Sandra giving out grades and are you her assistant. It’s not that serious.

  • Pnthr

    This is actually extremely disturbing. What the sunken place is going on? Mentally ill cop going through panic attacks while paramedics arrest suspects and hold them at gunpoint? We living in wild times.

  • bella28498 .

    been doing fine without your support for over 10years

  • Youngblood

    Lmao this booty scratcher had the nerve to ask me to figure out some African shi#.Then going say blocked like her tired a$$ didn’t try 2 cum 4 us.

  • Youngblood

    She n America lost a$$ hell trying figure out wat we talking about. Talking about I don’t understand. We no now go that way Pam lmao

  • Rahab

    As common as your ignorance and excuses to remain in that state..

  • TheOwley

    I’m not excusing anything. And give it a rest will you.

  • LOVE ALWAYS

    I had to do a double take. I thought was Tamar’s husband at first.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    OMG me too

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Hate to say this, but this cop will snap again, but I speak against him killing anyone!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Girl hilarious!

  • starbright9449

    Lol

  • Malcom Flex

    Who hurt that bro? Dude is messed up.

  • MS.BEE

    IF THAT WAS A WHITE COP && THE SUSPECTS WERE BLACK THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A BIGGGGGG ISSUE. THAT COP WAS WRONG && NEEDS TO BE FIRED && EVALUATED.

  • Pamela

    Good for you.

  • Rahab

    You give someone your emoji ass to kiss and then tell them to give it a rest, typical.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I agree with your comment. However, I also believe there is no “big issue” about this shooting because black cops aren’t killing black suspects at the alarming rates whites are. This seems like an isolated incident. But time will tell.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Lord help that poor man and the people he have a run in with. With all that’s going on in the world they are lucky. His breakdown could have been worst and a lot of people could have gotten hurt

  • Long Locs

    You condoned the wife killing her husband after she snapped tho get your shit together ho