Police Officer Involved Domestic Violence.
Lighting a candle of remembrance for those who've lost their lives to domestic violence behind the blue wall, for strength and wisdom to those still there, and a non-ending prayer for those who thought they had escaped but can't stop being afraid.
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
[OH] Slain cop's wife Niema's mother: Don't let her die in vain
Niema Latrese Thompson Blake
Mother Searches For Answers In Daughter's Death
March 9, 2005
DAYTON, Ohio -- A grieving mother made an emotional plea for help two weeks after her daughter was shot to death inside her home.
On Wednesday morning, Nevada Blake asked Dayton City Commissioners not to let her daughter die in vain. Niema Thompson-Blake, 30, died on Feb. 19 after police said she was shot by her husband, Dayton police officer Michael Blake.
Nevada Blake believes Michael Blake murdered her daughter. She knows that city commissioners did not have the answers but she hopes they will put pressure on those who do.
Nevada Blake said she is frustrated with the lack of action in the two weeks since her daughter's death.
Michael Blake was handcuffed by officers at the scene and taken in for questioning. However, he was never arrested and so far county prosecutors have not filed any charges in the case.
Sources told NewsCenter 7 that Michael Blake claimed his wife came at him with a butcher knife. Nevada Blake said that is not the case and said her daughter was a loving mother of three children.
Nevada Blake also claimed that Michael Blake called two other people before he called police dispatchers. She said her daughter's marriage turned violent before her death.
Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin was the only city leader who responded to Blake's plea. She said the city would do what it supposed to be done in this type of matter.
Police Chief Julian Davis referred questions to the prosecutor's office. Authorities said prosecutors met once with detectives to review the case. It is possible that investigators may come back with new information or ask for charges to be approved.
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