Autumn Johnson (family photo)

The following statement is from Compton Mayor Aja Brown on the announcement of criminal charges being filed against four suspects in the 2016 shooting death of one-year-old Autumn Johnson:

“I applaud the hard working men and women of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and every person from the Compton community that assisted in apprehending the alleged perpetrators that were involved in killing one-year-old Autumn Johnson. Autumn Johnson’s family deserves closure that can only be achieved by obtaining justice—however long it takes.  Only by working together for peace can we root out gang violence and keep our families and community safe.”