Eureka City Manager Bill Panos yesterday confirmed that a job offer had been made but declined to identify the candidate. However, Anderson's city manager and three city council members confirmed that Johnson has been offered the position, according to the Post. If you're unfamiliar with -- or have forgotten the details of -- the 2006 shooting, you can read about them here and here. The Moore incident was one of five officer-involved shooting deaths in a 15-month span for the EPD. When former Eureka Police Chief Garr Nielsen was hired the following year, he was tasked with cleaning up the department's reputation.
Johnson, meanwhile, left the EPD in 2007 to become the police chief in Ione, Calif. He has been Anderson's police chief for a little over a year, according to the Post.