CLIVE, Iowa- Police in Clive say a Des Moines woman's been charged with Attempted Murder, in connection with a hit and run that injured a 14-year old girl December 9th.
Forty-two-year-old Nicole Marie Poole Franklin of Des Moines has been charged in the case. Police say Franklin's actions were intentional and racially motivated
Police say the girl was walking on the sidewalk on her way to an activity at Indian Hills Jr. High School, when a vehicle left the roadway and struck the girl, leaving her with a number of injuries.
Clive, Iowa Mayor Scott Cirksena’s statement on the arrest of Nicole Marie Pool Franklin:
“On behalf of the entire Clive community, we condemn this egregious act and reaffirm our commitment to helping all people of good will live hopeful and optimistic lives. We are grateful that the victim is safe and recovering with her family.”
“It is extremely disturbing to see this kind of violence in our City or any community, especially when it’s directed at a child, but we’re not going to look away. We recognize this hate, we reject it, and we will overcome it. Our shared values of kindness, decency, appreciation of diverse identities, and justice are strong and we are absolutely committed to caring for one another.”
“We thank the Clive Police Department and partner law enforcement agencies who worked quickly and decisively to identify, apprehend, and charge the suspect. And we appreciate the care the West Des Moines Schools are providing for the students and families at Indian Hills Jr. High. The City will continue working closely with our partners to help our community heal from this trauma.”