Star City President, Karen Bratton, releases the following statement in response to an article released by the Lincoln Journal Star:
The people of Lincoln, including LGBT people, can only have trust in law enforcement if they investigate every possibility. At this time, the only information released from law enforcement is that they are continuing an investigation and have brought in the FBI to assist. They have our full faith and trust as they move forward.
We cannot understate the significance of the response from people in Lincoln the past few days. People are concerned, confused and many are still afraid. It is clear that people in Lincoln want their city to be known as one that stands up against violence and hatred. It is clear that people in Lincoln want to provide support to those in our city who need it.
At this time, Star City PRIDE is still accepting any donations to the Survivor Recovery Fund. These funds are designated for the recovery and will be transferred to the account being established by the survivors’ attorney.
It is our hope that the residents of Lincoln will respect that this is a time when we need facts - not rumors - and that this investigation takes time. We have trust that law enforcement will look into these allegations and when appropriate release their findings. Please continue to respect the survivors’ right to privacy and to share her story when she is ready with those she chooses. We will continue to stand up against violent crime and provide support to survivors. We also have trust in the people of Lincoln to continue to work for a city that we can all be proud to call home.