Woman admits making online death threats to police


Jodie Miller

Nassau, Bahamas-A woman who sent online death threats to police officers has been ordered to attend anger management classes.

Jodie Miller, 21, wished death on police officers on her Twitter and Facebook accounts on Sunday, April 5.

She made the offensive posts after viewing a viral video of two police officers arresting a man in the Kemp Road area. The police encounter angered people in the neighbourhood. They intervened as police tried to take man into custody.

As the crowd surrounded the two officers, one of them drew a gun and fired several shots.

Miller posted the video on her Facebook account and commented: “That’s only two police. They should have killed them.”

But it didn’t stop there. Miller then tweeted, “Nassau police so f*** up. I don’t know why people just don’t start killing them for nothing. ”

After viewing the video and Miller’s, WPC 3912 D’andre Cadet made a complaint to the Central Detective Unit saying that she feared for her life.

Police arrested Miller at her home. When they asked her why she wanted police dead, Miller said that’s how she felt after she saw the video.

Attorney Lennox Coleby said the video brought back memories of a painful encounter that Miller had with police three years ago.

He said the business management major at the University of The Bahamas had made a “silly mistake.”

‘We must respect police’

Ferguson-Pratt ordered Miller to post apologies to police officers on her Twitter and Facebook accounts by April 7.

Additionally, Miller has to complete anger management classes and personally apologize to WPC D’andre Cadet at her next court appearance on August 6.

Ferguson-Pratt scolded Miller for her disrespectful behavior towards the police.

The magistrate said, “We must respect police. We owe a debt of gratitude to them, particularly at his time. And they are doing a yeoman’s task, making great sacrifices, putting country above their own lives.”