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Millis Police Officer Accused Of Lying About Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

A cruiser that was shot at and burned is removed from Forest Road in Millis last week. Police say Officer Bryan Johnson shot at his own cruiser and fabricated a suspect description. (John Blanding/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
A cruiser that was shot at and burned is removed from Forest Road in Millis last week. Police say Officer Bryan Johnson shot at his own cruiser and fabricated a suspect description. (John Blanding/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
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The Massachusetts police officer charged with making up an account of being shot at while on duty has been granted $10,000 bail after pleading not guilty.

Officer Bryan Johnson of Millis was arraigned Friday in Wrentham District Court on charges of misleading a criminal investigation, communicating false information, malicious destruction of property and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

He was expected to make bail and be released on home confinement with GPS monitoring.

Johnson said a man in a pickup fired at his cruiser Sept. 2. He said he returned fire, crashed and his SUV caught fire.

An investigation determined his account was a hoax and Johnson shot his own vehicle. He later told investigators he blacked out.

His parents had no comment outside of court.

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