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UPDATE: Protection order dropped against Omaha City Councilmember Juanita Johnson

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Posted at 12:27 PM, Jun 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-27 17:30:46-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV — UPDATE: 7/27/2022

A protection order was dropped by a Douglas County judge this month against an Omaha City Council member.

Councilmember Juanita Johnson was originally ordered to stay away from her ex-boyfriend, Kay LeFlore and have no communication with him, after an incident at his business in June.

Douglas County District Court Judge Thomas Harmon ruled last week there was insufficient evidence that LeFlore was in "immediate danger of abuse" and his claims did not warrant a domestic abuse protection order.

Johnson said in an email from her attorney Fred Franklin, that the matter is over and she does not intend to contact LeFlore again. She called it a "weeks-long distraction" from her efforts to work for her North Omaha district.

LeFlore initially contacted Omaha Police on June 11 after Johnson allegedly threw a candle at him, missing him but striking the building.

In his request for a protection order, he wrote that she consistently confronted LeFlore at "Leflore’s New Look Fashions" and that “I’ve told her for years to leave me alone.”

Johnson protested the order in a hearing in July.

She was not immediately cited in the June incident and 3 News Now is still waiting to hear back from Omaha Police on any updates.

Johnson represents a city council district in North Omaha and was elected in 2021, ousting longtime Councilmember Ben Gray.

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