Johnny St. Valentine Brown

Johnny St. Valentine Brown
Born1943 (age 73-74)
Other names"Jehru"
Police career
DepartmentMetropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia
Years of service1970 - 1999


Johnny St. Valentine Dark brown (also known from the nickname “Jehru”) was a law enforcement detective for the Metropolitan Law enforcement Division in Washington, D.C., who offered as a main investigator to get a U.S. Home committee studying medication trafficking and worked well for any office of National Medication Control Plan. He also offered as an consultant to Eric Sterling, counsel to the home committee in charge of the drafting of anti-drug laws and regulations. As main investigator and Sterling’s consultant, he was instrumental in environment the “100-to-1 crack-to-powder” percentage and additional weight-based causes for sentencing recommendations in the “Len Bias Regulation” that collection very much stricter sentencing recommendations for medication offenders. This regulation was handed in the surprising loss of life of NBA draft choose and college celebrity Len Bias from a cocaine-induced coronary attack two times after becoming drafted from the Boston Celtics. Critics of the law, ultimately including Eric Sterling, would continue to say how the weights that Dark brown suggested finished up concentrating on low-level offenders rather than middle- to high-level traffickers, as was the initial intention from the costs. Critics contend that Brown’s “knowledge” finished up worsening jail overcrowding and spending enforcement initiatives with low-level offenders. During his deposition in Butera v. Region of Columbia, an instance linked to the infamous D.C. Starbucks murders, Dark brown testified under oath as the District’s professional see that he’d gained a doctorate in pharmacology from Howard School in 1972. Following the deposition, lawyer Saul Jay Vocalist do what he generally will—and which, in Brown’s case, no various other lawyer acquired ever bothered to accomplish in more than two decades: he examined the alleged qualifications from the opposing professional. Howard University verified to Vocalist that not merely had Dark brown not acquired any advanced level from Howard but that, actually, he had under no circumstances even went to the college or university. Singer’s intuition that something was off about Dark brown have been heightened when Dark brown dropped hard for Singer’s capture. In keeping with his regular practice in planning queries for the deposition of the opposing professional witness, Singer given co-counsel Peter Grenier a non-sensical question to question Dark brown: “Did you ever hear from the `Cannabis Reagent Check?'” Actually, there is no such check, yet Dark brown testified under oath that not merely was he initmately acquainted with it, but he previously, in fact, individually administered the Cannabis Reagent Check to suspects a huge selection of instances. In 2000, Dark brown plead guilty to perjury costs for laying about earning a sophisticated level from Howard University’s College of Pharmacy. During his sentencing, Brown posted several letters towards the sentencing assess, Henry H. Kennedy Jr., inside a bet for a far more lenient phrase. Letters submitted had been from Walter E. Fauntroy (a previous D.C. delegate to Congress), Robert Werner (spokesperson for any office of National Medication Control Plan), William Lucy (a innovator from the American Federation of Condition, Region and Municipal Workers), and Johnette Wilson (planner of Washington Hospital’s youngsters mentoring system). After giving Dark brown a good sentence, Kennedy contacted each one of the letter-writers to thank them for fascination with Brown’s case. Nevertheless, it was found that Dark brown had counterfeited each one of the characters and the intended writers had been “stunned” to understand from the forgeries. Dark brown was then billed with contempt of courtroom and purchased to stand trial for the forgeries. Brown’s conviction triggered the retrial of several convicted medication offenders in the D.C. region.