Bond Granted for Woman Accused of Making Online Threats Towards Police
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A Georgia woman accused of making threats toward police officers and white people have been granted bond.
A Clayton County judge granted a $70,000 bond Friday to Latausha Nedd, who also goes by the name Eye Empress Sekhmet.
In a series of profanity-laced videos on YouTube, police say Nedd calls for “open season” on police and “Take a Cop Gun Day.” She also encouraged taking actions that would instill fear among whites, police add.
Nedd was charged with two felonies in September for the case, including criminal solicitation and making a terroristic threat.
Nedds' Attorney Gerald Griggs says his client was speaking to a few people in a private online stream, which wasn't meant for public consumption. Griggs adds someone hacked into the account and made the videos viral.
Chauncey Nedd's father, who works for the Hempstead Police Department New York, spoke with FOX 5 after his daughter's bond hearing.
“I really don't think that people who have seen this videotape really know. They think she actually put this tape out there herself. But it has been edited and my daughter is not a threat,” Nedd stressed.
In court, prosecutors insisted Nedd's comments should be taken seriously. A detective with Clayton County also testified to that.
In the end, Judge Wanda Dallas said the state failed to prove Nedd would pose a significant risk of harm toward people if granted bond. However, Dallas set the bond with one condition: Nedd can no longer post anything online.
Nedd is also charged with simple battery and child cruelty. Police said she assaulted a 14-year-old with a belt, leaving behind visible wounds and marks.
No trial date is set yet for either case.