Warrensville Heights police officer speaks out after reaction to Alton Sterling's death goes viral

Posted at 1:32 PM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 13:32:40-04

It's the Facebook post seen around the world.

A Warrensville Heights police officer is shocked that her viral rant regarding the police-involved shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is touching nerves. 

Nakia Jones assumed only her Facebook friends would see it.

“I had no idea this was so viral.  I don’t like attention like this,”  Jones said.

Jones has been a police officer for 20 years, the last 14 with Warrensville Heights. 

She said she could not remain silent after watching the footage from Baton Rouge over and over.

"I became immediately outraged and felt like somebody stabbed me in the chest and I was so upset about it.  I was like enough is enough,”  Jones said.

In her 7-minute viral post, Jones said she felt like quitting the department when she saw the video.

Jones said she is the first and only African-American female police officer in Warrensville Heights. Now, she is confident her Facebook post is making a difference.

“I had people on Facebook saying you know Officer Jones, I’m ready to put the guns down. That made me feel like that’s what I did if for,”  Jones said.

Officer Jones said she is not sure when she will be back on the street.