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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10th, 2018
Wrongly Accused City Council Candidate Seeks Damages From Fullerton Police
Fullerton, Ca – Nickolas Wildstar, current candidate for Fullerton City Council District 3 seat, filed court papers seeking compensation from the Fullerton police department. Following the unanimous decision of the 12 person jury to have all the charges dropped from a wrongful arrest on Martin Luther King day of 2017.
The, then candidate for California Governor, was stopped while walking to work during the early hours of January 16th. On the day marked to honor civil rights, Mr. Wildstar was detained for matching the description of a suspect in an attempted robbery, even though the description of the subject greatly differed from Nickolas’ stature. When Wildstar asked for the reason he was being detained the officers arrested Nickolas for resisting arrest. Video captured by the officers body camera and by Nickolas using his cell phone clearly show no indication of resisting.
Wildstar was held at the Fullerton station for nearly an hour before he was released causing him to miss a portion of his work day. In addition to the financial and emotional stress caused by the incident there was the negative effects the arrest caused on his political campaign. Mr. Wildstar is now seeking $5 million in compensation.
Nickolas, who has a history of activism promoting police accountability, has also been a mentor to Stevante Clark, brother to Stephon Clark who was shot by Sacramento on March 18th of 2017 to help him and the many others impacted by police officers overuse of force to find a positive way to encourage accountability of officers by way of political reform.
News of Nickolas Wildstar’s court filing comes at a time when Fullerton residents are still reconciling the death of Kelly Thomas by Fullerton officers, criminal charges following an incident with the police chief, and officers covering up the City managers DUI crash. Nickolas Wildstar is working to demand accountability for law enforcement personnel as both a citizen in court and as a candidate for City Council.
For more information on the campaign to elect Nickolas Wildstar visit: Wildstar2018.com