Dog Reportedly Shot to Death By Police Officer Deserves Justice

Target: Inkster Police Chief William T. Riley

Goal: Fire the officer who allegedly shot an innocent pet.

A man in Michigan called the police after a fight broke out at a local gas station. Little did he know that the phone call would end with the alleged murder of an innocent dog. As soon as the cop arrived on the scene the caller’s pup, Moose, approached the police vehicle in a friendly way, his body language loose and his tail wagging. The officer reportedly shot Moose four times. Conveniently, the officer’s body camera stopped working right before the incident, but someone who had been filming in the area caught the whole ordeal on video.

Cops kill between 25 and 30 dogs every day in the United States. Shockingly this number is likely an underestimate as police are not required to report animals they shoot on the job. The Department of Justice recently declared the number of dog deaths at the hands of police officers an epidemic. Yet as families are left dealing with the trauma of the horrific loss of their pets, officers almost never suffer any consequences.

This problem is directly related to police murders of civilians. This problem is directly related to police murders of civilians. Time and again, the American public is told that officers’ job is to serve and protect, yet what cops do in our communities is terrorize our neighbors and our pets. This trigger-happy officer who would apparently rather shoot first and ask questions later is a clear danger to the community.

It is time to begin holding officers accountable for their abuse against animals. Sign now and demand that this Inkster, Michigan police officer should be fired for reportedly slaughtering Moose.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Chief Riley,

An officer in your department was apparently filmed shooting a non-violent, unthreatening dog owned by a citizen who reported a fight at a gas station. He reportedly shot the dog, Moose, four times, and his body camera happened to stop working just before the incident, which means that he would not have been caught if he wasn’t filmed by a bystander.

This is entirely unacceptable. There is a reckoning that must happen when it comes to the way police officers interact with the public, and that starts with you and officers like you. When an officer kills a citizen or their pet it breaks the trust that the public puts in law enforcement. This is a relationship that has been fraying for a long time, and it is only going to get worse unless the powers that be reconcile with the community. That must start with firing the officer who allegedly slaughtered Moose in the streets.

Please, make this death right and begin to restore the communities trust in you.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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132 Comments

  1. jackie Pflucker says:

    The officer who seemingly shot him apparently turned off his body cam before the incident

    What a miserable coward murderer – glad that he was caught, let’s hope that he is dismissed from the Police Department.
    Karma will get you!

  2. there are many good officers out there who put their lives on the line every day, unfortunately a lowlife like this one makes another blemish on the character of all the good ones. punish him for this. this is usually never a one time occurrence.

    • Naila Johnston says:

      Amen!

    • Christopher Jones says:

      Officers getting kill thrills by shooting dogs, cats, kittens and yes, human beings are FAR more prevalent than most realize. Far too many people incorrectly think these cases are isolated when in fact, they are common. Again, police shoot 25-30 dogs per day, most unjustified. A blind public who pardons police out of ignorance is why this shooting epidemic persists.

  3. This officer is disgusting and DISPICABLE if he is THAT AFRAID of a tail wagging happy dog. he needs to be working elsewhere. He is not.., NOT … Law enforcement material. ALL OFFICERS NEED TO BE TRAINED IN ANIMAL INTERACTION AND BODY LANGUAGE. AND ANY OFFICER WHO SHUTS HIS CAMERAS.. ALL OF THEM.., OFF SO THEY CAN DO HARM IS NOT THERE FOR THE COMMUNITY AND NEEDS TO BE FIRED FIRST AND ASKED QUESTIONS LATER,. I EXCUSES.

  4. This fucking officer needs to be relieved of duty and made to take a class on animal behavior. This is beyond the pale and NEVER should happen. Innocent animals dying because some officer is afraid of dogs. when most just want a human to love on them.

  5. YOU DISGUSTING POS….. You are a DEMENTED SADISTIC ASSHOLE!!!!! I HOPE YOU ARE FIRED AND NEVER ALLOWED ANY ANIMAL!!!!!

  6. Shawna Flottemesch says:

    Kill that cop. Hate them all. Conservative butt, most likely

  7. Pamela Chattergoon says:

    Why have body cams if they are turned off and on at the officer’s convenience?. A dog,if its a threat can be subdued with mace or tazer. Gun is not needed as dogs are unarmed.

    They can’t shoot people so they use dogs to get rid of their anger.

    • Some dogs needs shot it’s very sad it happens here in the UK not the dogs fault but gangs drug dealers want aggressive dogs

      • No I’m sorry but u are very wrong with that comment. NO DOGS should ever be shot, they can be subdued with mace or a taser and then be evaluated by a vet. An officer should should not be allowed to make that determination. Plus any common idiot can tell the difference between a loving dog and an aggressive one.

      • You are a moron. THIS DOG DID NOT HAVE TO BE SHOT.Nor is that pos cop who, on camera, kicked a dog who was NOT vicious nor aggressive. All CAUGHT ON TAPE.

  8. I am so tired of this! One incident is too many! These animals have souls and some people do not! This breaks my heart. Please get justice for Precious Moose!

  9. Barry Crowley says:

    I want to support police, but they have to fire the trash that they employ. This happens way too often

    • Naila Johnston says:

      Yes!!

    • Christopher Jones says:

      This happens much more than most people realize. Far too many people have the old Andy Griffin perception of officers and falsely assume that there’s only a few badly apples when in truth, the problem is far greater than that. Police are shooting 25-30 dogs per day (and that’s only what is tracked) and cats, kittens, birds and more. Officers have shot kittens in front of young screaming children just out of mere frustration of having to go on a service call for that. Police chiefs have behanded pet roosters and left the head on the steps of a crying boy’s home just to watch them cry. I have been following this for years. I could show you things which you wouldn’t believe without seeing and your perceptions would change drastically.

  10. Veronica Figueiredo says:

    This BASTARD PURPOSELY MURDERED this poor animal. WHY firearms and bullets ARE NOT COUNTED and MAKE the officers PAY OUT OF POCKET FOR THEM??? I beat they would shoot WAY KESS if need to PAY FOR THEIR “ENTERTAINMENT”. What a REAL DISGRACE this country is becoming with this officers. HOW IN HELL PEOPLE CAN TRUST THEM?!!!!

  11. Unfortunately the US is seeing way too much of this behavior and the officer gets hand slap. We have become a police state. This officer needs reprimand in most severe way. I feel so sorry for the owner who called in an issue that the officer should have taken care of but instead kills a dog. Justice needs to be served to Moose, his face does not look harmful, and if his tail was wagging does not sound like a threat to me.

  12. Let’s see the video first. Then I will decide whether to sign or not.

  13. I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE BAD HUMANS WHO GET SHOT BY THE POLICE-THEY KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG BUT I SURE AS HECK DON’T CONDONE A DEFENSELESS AND FRIENDLY ANIMAL BEING SHOT AND KILLED JUST BECAUSE COPS ARE GIVEN THE RIGHT BY THE ‘JUSTICE’ SYSTEM TO SHOOT IF YOU FEEL THREATENED. ANYONE WHO CAN KILL AN ANIMAL JUST BECAUSE- NEEDS TO BE PUT AWAY FOR GOOD. WE AS LAW ABIDING CITIZENS NEED TO DEMAND THAT THESE ROGUE COPS USE A NON LETHAL FORM TO DEAL WITH DOGS BECAUSE NOT EVERY DOG IS AGGRESSIVE, THE WAY YOU DEAL WITH AN ‘AGGRESSIVE’ DOG (BECAUSE I’VE BEEN IN SITUATIONS WHERE SOMETIMES DOGS’ BARKS ARE JUST THAT) CARRY TREATS WITH YOU OR PRAISE THEM THAT USUALLY CALMS THEM DOWN AND YOU SEE THAT THE DOG IS ACTUALLY FRIENDLY THE DOG IS MORE LIKELY TO SEE THE COP AS NOT BEING A THREAT.

  14. This is one so-called bad cop we don’t need to serve and protect because he doesn’t know what that means! If he did he would of handled the situation differently…without any “killings” of any kind! Trigger happy cops we don’t need! Fire, fine and jail time for his actions”, he’s a murderer in disguise!

  15. Every time I read about a school shooting or a dog murdered by a Policeman, it’s in the USA. When, oh when, will the USA sort out the gun-possession laws. Are there not stringent regulations, conditions, medical and psychological assessments in place to ensure that only responsible people own guns and that those guns are securely locked away in a dedicated space so that no-one else has access to those firearms? And that anyone in possession without an approved License goes straight to gaol. And that only certain units of the Police Force are provided with guns – subject to intense training and even more rigorous and restrictive conditions? And that the gun-lobby in your country is sorted out once and for all [good luck with that!] While guns are the way of life in the US this type of petition will continue to flow, and puzzle recipients like myself where there is not a gun culture in their own country. How many more innocent young people and animals are going to have to die unnecessarily because of the somewhat arbitrary nature of approval for gun-ownership. That murdering Policeman? Stripped of his uniform, his gun and his job in front of all his colleagues [to send a message] – with NO chance of repatriation to his former employment.

  16. If the dog did not pose a threat this officer should be held accountable!! Too many pets are being killed for being friendly! This MUST STOP !!!!

  17. I hope that cop gets his ass fired what a piece of scum

  18. Allan Armstrong says:

    I’m glad I don’t live in the good old gun happy USA where cops can kill whoever or whatever they want to .this cop is nothing but a gun happy murderer who killed an innocent animal today,tomorrow it may well be a child.

  19. eleanor+dunkavich says:

    This cop is a real piece of shit hope he gets it up his rear bood

  20. Shirley Lemieux says:

    This has been an ongoing problem for a very long time. It is almost as if Police Officers would rather get their frustrations out by putting a bullet in the bodies of someone’s family member (Pet) than to seek therapy relating to the stresses of the job. Killing a pet only shines a negative light on many police officers as a whole. Completely unacceptable.

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