Apex police officer tells neighbor he was “appealed” by his family’s Christmas card protesting the Black Lives Matter

Apex, NC (WTVD) – An Apex mom, who is also the principal of the Wake County Public School System, was shocked by the response to a Christmas card she sent from a neighbor who became an Apex police officer. This year.

Lori told Nels that her purpose was to lighten the joy.

So seeing the reaction of the police officer living next door, she became a guard.

The reaction was in response to a photo on his card. It features photos of 11 families and is under review for a year.

There are snapshots of trips to the mountains, beaches and Washington Washington DC and one of the photos was of the Black Lives Matter protest she took to her children this year, to show what it means to fight for justice.

But Nelson says an Apex police officer who lived next door fired a text message after receiving a holiday greeting.

“I can’t believe any leader in my community will write it to me.” “Most of the thing was when he said he wouldn’t tolerate this anymore.”

The official allegedly wrote that he was “obscured” and that the image was sent to him and that he “finds it very difficult to believe” that the “upper middle class white family living in the suburbs” was slightly aware of the issue beyond what you see The key is. On the news. “

The text message also states: “I have endured the signs of the neighborhood that have slapped me in the face.”

Nelson provided ABC11 with a copy of the text message.

Nelson said the neighborhood signs they refer to are posters of Black Lives Matter.

He thinks his message highlights the big problem.

“Our police department has a cultural issue. If he thinks he should send this kind of response rather than the culture of his work environment.”

Nelson went to the police and said the administrators were harassing her.

“At one point it was ‘Mrs. Nelson, are you sure you just didn’t get stressed out of her job? Or did you deal badly with the police before,'” he said.

Apex Police Deputy Chief Mitch McKinney says the department is aware of the incident and insists an internal investigation into the personal matter is underway.

Nelson is putting pressure on the police department to initiate a cultural assessment with the hope of improving relations.

“I hope that as a community we can come together and say, ‘Hey, we have really great officers trying to do great work, but we also have an issue and we need to pay attention to that.’

Nelson will address the event in person at the Apex Town Council meeting on Tuesday.

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