Justice for Stephanie Nickerson, Beaten By A Durham City Police Officer: Suspend or fire Officer Brian Schnee
  • Petitioned Jose Lopez

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Chief of Police
Jose Lopez
William Bell, Mayor
Justice for Stephanie Nickerson, Beaten By A Durham County Police Officer
North Carolina Governor
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
North Carolina State Senate
North Carolina State House
North Carolina-04
Rep. David Price

Justice for Stephanie Nickerson, Beaten By A Durham City Police Officer: Suspend or fire Officer Brian Schnee

    1. Cathy Platt
    2. Petition by

      Cathy Platt

      Durham, NC

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January 2013

Victory

From Cathy Platt: Weekly protests we held. We chose several days to flood the mayor's phone, the chief of police's phone, and the district attorney's phone with voicemails from citizens from across the nation.

It is not okay for officers to abuse their power or physcially abuse citizens of the community, especially females.

To:
Jose Lopez, Chief of Police
Justice for Stephanie Nickerson, Beaten By A Durham County Police Officer, William Bell, Mayor
North Carolina Governor
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
North Carolina State Senate
North Carolina State House
Rep. David Price, North Carolina-04
Immediately drop all charges against Stephanie Nickerson.

Immediately suspend/fire Officer Brian Schnee pending a full and independent investigation.

File felony assault and battery charges against Office Brian Schnee.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. 01/24/2013 Charges Dismissed

      Cathy Platt
      Petition Organizer

      The Durham County District Attorney's office has dropped all charges against Stephanie Nickerson. Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez said Thursday that even though Schnee has resigned, the department's investigation into the matter is ongoing.

      "We anticipate having a final resolution to this case in the very near future. We appreciate the public's understanding as we bring this very thorough and comprehensive investigation to a close," said Lopez in a statement.
      our latest development here.

    2. 01/24/2013

      Cathy Platt
      Petition Organizer

      All charges were dropped to day by the Durham District Attorney. Officer Brian Schnee resigned last Friday. Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez said Thursday that even though Schnee has resigned, the department's investigation into the matter is ongoing.

      "We anticipate having a final resolution to this case in the very near future. We appreciate the public's understanding as we bring this very thorough and comprehensive investigation to a close," said Lopez in a statement.

      Now on to Phase 2.

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Update 11/22/12

      Cathy Platt
      Petition Organizer

      Officer Brian Schnee is on suspension with pay.

    5. Reached 25 signatures
    6. Weekly Protest

      Cathy Platt
      Petition Organizer

      We will be meeting every Tuesday from 4pm -7pm, at the Durham Police Headquarters located at 505 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701. Any support you can offer is appreciated. Bring your signs and bring a friend.

    7. Reached 5 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • jacklyn madison HOUSTON, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is tragic and we will not stand for it.

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    • KaShanda Johnson FRESNO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because not only is Steph a good friend of mine, this NEEDS TO STOP!!! Police get a little bit of authority in their hands, and it all just goes to their heads!!! This issue needs to be handled!! Luv you Steph!! Stay strong hun!!

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    • Jamie Braden ROSSVILLE, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I saw police brutality first hand from working at the county jail. These people have got to be stopped!

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    • Mary Patterson DURHAM, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      This issue is important to me because 10 officers came to my house without being dispatched lying saying that my neighbor called. I called Durham 911 and the Uniformed Police on the Police. They stated that they were Vice traveling in undercover vehicles. The kicker to the story is that I don't do drug unless they are prescribed by my medical doctor for blood pressure. I don't drink and do not smoke. None-the-less, I went to court for a year and a half, lost a job offer with AT&T making $40/hr., they stated my four year old had to go to a group home. Then they tried to take my cars out of my yard legally registered in the state of North Carolina in my name. Then I was not allowed to go on field trips with my son at school events. I lost employment for two years. I was drug into to court day in and day out. Handcuffed in front of my neighbors, friends, and relatives. Only for the police department captains to give me a verbal apology and not written, after they turned my life upside down and inside out. I filed a complaint and Lieutenant Green came to my house four days later saying he was off for two days and returned back to work to a stack of complaints and mine was one of many. He also stated that he did not like my filed complaint and to withdraw it. I said only after I was apologized to. After himming and haughing, I received no formal apology in writing. Only one from Captain Pendergrass over the telephone. Meanwhile, I am still receiving harrassing phone calls from the hospital to pay the medical bill from where they improperly handcuffed me. The City of Durham stated that they are exhonerated because they were only trying to do their job. Also, the officers stated no drugs were found at my home, nor in the vehicles, because here again I do not use or sell them. Duhhhhh. Go figure! Signed, Dealing with the Dummies in Durham,North Carolina (Freedom of Speech)

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    • Tarsha Grimes ROCKY MOUNT, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      For justice to be served!!!!

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