Person who threatened Elk Grove Police officer found guilty, faces 6 year sentence

A man who was stopped by Elk Grove Police during a traffic stop and subsequently made threats was found guilty yesterday of criminal threats.

On December 17, 2018, an Elk Grove police officer conducted a traffic stop on Brandon Nixon. Subsequent to that contact, starting on December 20, 2018 through April 9, 2019, Nixon repeatedly went to the Elk Grove Police Department’s headquarters exterior gate and video recorded officers coming and going. 

During one of these visits, Nixon he told an officer that he would physically assault the officer involved in his traffic stop when he sees him. Additionally, Nixon posted threats, some of which can be viewed here, to the officer online. 

On July 19, 2019, he posted a picture that included the officer who conducted the traffic stop with threatening language and crosshairs over the officer’s face. During the investigation, detectives found Nixon had made other threatening posts against other law enforcement officers and officials as well as two Sacramento Superior Court judges.

Nixon’s prior criminal history includes convictions for concealing a stolen firearm on his person, carrying a loaded firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, and perjury. During the time Nixon was making the threats he was under mandatory supervision.

Nixon faces a maximum sentence of 6 years in prison. Sentencing is set for July 16, 2021 in Department 13 before Judge Matthew Gary.

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