Defendant Convicted of Making Criminal Threats Against Officer
DATE: May 24, 2021
CASE: Brandon Nixon (Case #19FE014370 )
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Gregory Hayes, Career Criminal Prosecution Unit
Brandon Nixon was convicted by a jury of making criminal threats.
On December 17, 2018, an Elk Grove police officer conducted a traffic stop on Nixon. From December 20, 2018 to April 9, 2019, Nixon repeatedly went to the Elk Grove Police Department’s headquarters exterior gate and video recorded officers coming and going. On one occasion, he told an officer that he would physically assault the officer involved in his traffic stop when he sees him.
Nixon continued with his threats against officers 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. He was on mandatory supervision when he made criminal threats against the Elk Grove police officer.
Nixon faces a maximum sentence of 6 years in prison. Sentencing is set for July 16, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 13 before the Honorable Matthew Gary.