Woman arrested after threats made to kill police on Facebook

EAST POINT, Ga. — Police in East Point, Ga., have arrested a woman they said had been trying to incite people to kill all white police officers in a social media posting.

At about 6 p.m. Monday, a person identifying themselves as Tiffany Milan posted the statement on Facebook, said Cliff Chandler from the East Point Police Department. Police have identified Milan as Ebony Monique Dickens.

The Atlanta Police Department alerted East Point police of the post once they determined the post probably came from that area. East Point, in Fulton County, Ga., is southwest of downtown Atlanta.

In the post, Dickens makes numerous racist threats indicating white police officers should be killed.

Police said Dickens has been charged with one count of dissemination of information to facilitate terroristic threats. She is being held pending a first court appearance.

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security also are investigating Dickens and her Facebook post.

The post comes amid the rising tensions in Baltimore and other cities across the country around black men being killed by white police officers.

More than 20 police officers were injured in Baltimore on Monday during the violence that erupted after the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody.

Gray died April 19, one week after being arrested and suffering a severe spinal injury. After Gray's funeral, protests against police violence quickly deteriorated into devastating riots.



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