Man Killed by Police While Stranded in Flood Deserves Justice

police cars by Bruce Emmerling

Target: Oklahoma Attorney General

Goal: Charge officer with murder if it’s found that the killing of a man stranded in a flood was not in self-defense.

The State Highway Patrol in Oklahoma responded to a call where two men were stranded in a flood. The two men each had vehicles, and the officers told them to move toward them, away from the rushing waters.

It’s unclear exactly what happened, but the situation ended with shots being fired. Sources say one of the men, Nehemiah Fischer, was killed by the shots. His older brother, Brandon, was reportedly uninjured but was taken into custody.

Captain Paul Timmons of the State Highway Patrol has reportedly said that the officer was placed on administrative leave. Demand that, if this shooting was not found to be self-defense, that this officer be charged with murder.


Dear Oklahoma State Attorney Scott Pruitt,

Two Oklahoma State Highway Patrol officers responded to a call where two men were stranded in a flood. At some point, an altercation allegedly broke out and shots were fired.

One of the men was killed and the other was taken into custody. Although not all the facts of the altercation are clear, it is clear that the police allegedly killed a man who they had originally been sent to help.

We the undersigned urge you to charge this officer with murder if it is found that the shooting was not done in self-defense.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Bruce Emmerling

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