On the morning of August 21st, 2014, five months to date after Alex Nieto was shot to death by SFPD, his parents Elvira and Refugio Nieto, accompanied by Adriana Camarena and Maria Villalta (members of The Justice & Love for Alex Nieto Committee) delivered almost 1000 signatures petitioning the US Department of Justice to carry out a federal investigation into his shooting.
The signed petitions are addressed to Eric Holder, US Attorney General, attention to Jocelyn Samuels (Acting Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division) and Melinda Haag (U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, Federal Courthouse.) An officer at the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California Office instructed us to deliver the petitions to the FBI, as the agency in charge of investigations. The petitions were therefore received by the on-duty triage officer John Kingsley at the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 450 Golden Gate, who took note of our complaint, and attached the petitions to the file. He informed us that our request to investigate would be assigned to an agent.
These 1000 petition signatures alongside 1,790 signatures from our change.org petition comprise a local and national cry for an impartial and independent investigation into the death of Alex Nieto.
Thank you to all the supporters, who over the last five months have taken the time to stop at our table at an event and sign our petition. You did it!