Woman accused of threatening police in Facebook post apologizes

Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach reports the police union accepted the woman's apology.

ATLANTA — A woman accused of threatening police in a Facebook post is now apologizing.

Ebony Dickens is accused of writing a Facebook post using the name Tiffany Milan in which she called for "death to all white cops nationwide."

The post went on to say, “I thought about shooting every white cop I see in the head until I’m either caught by the police or killed by them … Might kill at least 15 tomorrow, I’m plotting now."

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Dickens is a 34-year-old mother of a teenager, a small business owner and has a master's degree in legal services.

She faces charges of terroristic threats and inciting a riot.

She held a news conference with law enforcement officials Friday to apologize.

Dickens says the post was taken out of context.

"It was not meant that way. I would never advocate for anyone to be harmed by anyone. That is not the person that I am," she said. "My apology is genuine and sincere because I know for a fact that I do not want anyone's lives taken, anyone being harmed by something that I put on Facebook.”

Dickens said the post was not meant to be taken seriously and was only to start a conversation among friends.

Dickens’ apology took place at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church. The pastor there is an Atlanta Police Department chaplain and the church has served as a site for several police officer funerals.

There were law enforcement representatives there to accept the apology.

The president of the Atlanta Police Union said it was difficult, but he forgave her.

"When you put something that devastating and life threatening out, it could end in tragedy at any given time. What she posted could have. It didn't happen here, luckily,” said Atlanta Police Union president Ken Allen.

Based on acceptance by law enforcement, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard is planning to ask for the case to be dismissed.

“Hopefully, Mrs. Dickens has learned a valuable lesson and we will not see her again,” Howard said.