Court News: Names of officers who killed Alex Nieto will be made public on January 5th, 2015

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“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”
“Quisieron enterranos sin saber que eramos semillas.”
– Mexican proverb

Names of officers involved in the homicide of Alex Nieto to be made public on January 5th, 2015

Today Magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins ordered that on January 5th, 2015 secrecy surrounding the names of the officers involved in killing Alex Nieto will end. This decision came at the conclusion of a second hearing addressing whether the City & County of San Francisco could continue to keep the names of the officers involved in the homicide of Alex Nieto confidential. In attendance at the hearing was Refugio and Elvira Nieto, parents of Alex, who were relieved to learn that light would finally be shed on those responsible for their son’s homicide on March 21st, 2014.

Mission Local provided a fair account of the court proceedings of today. Click here to read.

Greg Suhr refuses to release names of officers involved in Alex's shooting

Greg Suhr refuses to release names of officers involved in Alex’s shooting

We’re done with stupid excuses…

We had previously reported that the City Attorney and SFPD insisted that there was a “credible threat” that impeded them from naming the officers who killed Alex Nieto, even after Magistrate Cousins had already once denied them such an unusual protective order. Today, the Deputy City Attorney went as far as to say that they couldn’t find the recording of Chief Suhr saying that the person who allegedly made this threat on social media (now nine months ago) lived outside of the USA. Since the Deputy City Attorney doesn’t know how to use search engines, nor the phone to call Surh and ask him what he said publicly, we’re providing the audio of the recording AGAIN below, and also a link to 1010AM Hecho en California on Facebook were they can ALSO find the link to Chief Suhr’s uncredible excuse for lack of transparency in the SFPD homicide of Alex Nieto.


Link: https://m.soundcloud.com/justice4alexnieto/chief-greg-suhr-11122014-on-1010am-hecho-en-california INTERVIEW ON ALEX NIETO STARTS AT MINUTE 15:26

1010AM Hecho en California on Facebook

At the end of the day, this nine month old “uncredible threat” was too vague, even for Magistrate Cousins. Among other things, Magistrate Cousins considered that there was actually no end in sight to when SFPD might resolve this alleged threat. Adante Pointer, the family attorney, also made the point that such confidentiality was not only highly unusual, but would allow the City to be master of the case, and impede Pointer from pursuing a full independent investigation.

In the interest of justice, we get names…

In the interest of justice, the names of the officers will be made public on January 5th, 2015. Technically, this means that the lawsuit will be amended to include the names of the FOUR officers who shot Alex and the TWO other officers who were eyewitnesses to the shooting on January 5th, 2015. There were other officers present at the hill at the moment of the shooting who may be witnesses in other forms, including how the homicide scene was secured. They too are persons of interest to community.

They didn’t know we were seeds…

If the City & County of San Francisco could continue to keep us in the dark, they would. If not for supporter’s who have helped make this case public, SFPD would bury it…! Appropriate to this moment is the saying out of #Ayotzinapa:

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”
“Quisieron enterranos sin saber que eramos semillas.”
– Mexican proverb

Yesterday was Alex’s 9th month anniversary of killing on Winter Solstice, the deepest longest darkest night of the year, not only for the Nieto Family, but many other local families. Yesterday evening, we hoped for a lighter year. Today, we see the tide turning in favor of greater transparency and accountability around police brutality.

Come Spring Equinox on Alex’s one year anniversary, we’ll be sprouting. City & County of San Francisco watch out! We’re the seeds you tried to bury, but the darkness only made us stronger.

The Nieto Family ask us to extend their deepest gratitude for year long support and the many kindness extended to them by each and everyone of you.

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“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” “Quisieron enterranos sin saber que eramos semillas.” – Mexican proverb, Art by Dan Elijah G. Fajardo

 

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