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]

Photo Credit: pixundfertig


132 Comments

  1. This cop needs to pay for what he did

  2. This officer needs to be held accountable for what he has done. Just because he’s a police officer he shouldn’t get away with this. He also should pay restitution to the dogs owners.

  3. Police???? Or criminals????? Shame on all od them!!! Put this useless beingvin jail for ever!!

  4. Good luck with firing this pos.

  5. Shelly Blazich says:

    COPS KILL 25-30 DOGS IN THE US EVERY DAY? TIME TO COMPLETELY CHANGE POLICE TRAINING PROCEDURES HIRING ETC. ENOUGH KILLING US KILLING OUR PETS!! ITS 2021! POLICE REFORM NOW!! YOUR TOXIC MASCULINITY GANG OF THUGS IS NO DIFFERENT FROM THE GANGS OF THUGS YOU CLAIM TO KEEP US SAFE FROM! EACH ONE OF YOU NEEDS GO TO JAIL!

  6. I do not believe all police officers are bad or have bad intentions- however this action is one that needs to be punished.

    • 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.

  7. Cheryl+Miller says:

    Definitely fire this jerk!! Never let him have animals and make him apologize and volunteer at an animal shelter!!! Cold hearted cop must go!!!

  8. Nicole Pomeroy says:

    I do not understand why an officer would have a reason to shoot a friendly dog., and turn his camera off before doing so. I don’t know all the facts, however, if there really wasn’t a reason to kill the dog. I believe he should be punished for cruelty to animals.

    • Christopher Jones says:

      It’s called thrill-killing and officers are doing this at chronic levels across the nation. Their adrenaline is charged up and they seek relief valves. They take all that shooting practice and rarely get to make use of it. They’ll shoot any dog at the first chance they get. We’ve caught them lying about aggressive dogs where they used the same excuse of “fearing for their safety” all invented, when they were seen letting dogs out of their fenced enclosures just so they could justify killing a dog running loose. We’ve caught them on film when they didn’t know they were being recorded. Disgusting, horrific things.

  9. There is no excuse for such cruelty! This officer needs to be fired and shot! Police officers should shoot murders of pets and people and leave pets alone.

  10. Andrew Wells says:

    Hang him!!

  11. MICHAEL BAVARO says:

    THIS POS OFFICER NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL FOR A LONG TIME.

  12. Dr.+Dagmar+Görz-Lenzen says:

    This ticking bomb, this testosterone-flooded brain has to be fired. He murdered a gentle dog, who showed no aggresion. The pup was defenseless, friendly, helpless. I call this, what the vile moron did, a terroristic act- violence against a helpless living being. The killer has to be treated like a terrorist- jail until the end of his miserable life!

  13. The fact that most people have pets in the home should be an obvious fact that should warrant training regarding pets. Knowledge is power. Knowing dogs body language and signals are mostly observation/common sense. Wtf is this not in part of their training in handling especially domestic cases! Too many innocent pets are being killed because of blatant ignorance! Stop being ignorant and introduce some damn common sense measures to stop the un unnecessary pet killings by police. I’ve seen good cops use common sense regarding pets both in the home & with stray pets. Those guys do the right thing. This idiot who shot that dog should be held accountable along with some extra training about common sense. 🙄

    • Your comment is intelligent and great except for one thing – the cop who shot this dog does not deserve extra training because he should be FIRED and never allowed in ANY job near animals ever again, and certainly not in law enforcement!

      • Christopher Jones says:

        @ KJ Dixon and Dee Kaye:

        This is not a matter of poor training. These shooters know exactly what they are doing and they are never afraid of these dogs. They just use that as justification to shoot. They are adrenaline junkies seeking a kill thrill. That’s all. I have been following these cases for years. I have seen things that would haunt most people. It’s more than just a few bad apples. They’re shooting dogs (and cats and kittens, etc.) everyday to satisfy their adrenaline fixes. The egotism from the department (and a blind public) allows them to get away with this too often. If they’re shooting human beings unjustified (and they are), imagine how many animals they’re shooting.

  14. FIRE THIS CRUEL POLICE OFFICER AND SHOIT HIM UNTIL HE DIES A SLOW AND PAINFUL DEATH where it saves taxpayers’ money on a trial and hisvtime in prison.

  15. This is what happens when you give low class bigots badges and guns. I’m sorry, I know there are good cops who put their lives on the line but there are too many who use their positions for evil. This POS is clearly one of them. Glad someone caught this bastard on film. If his department does nothing, make that film go viral.

  16. I am sick and tired of excessive force from these pussies who cannot do what they want on the job, so they take it out on animals and women. Grow some nuts. Killing a dog that came to say hi when at worst, you are afraid of a bite on the leg is CB pitiful. Poor baby.

    Go to jail.

  17. So he turned off his body cam. Why? Maybe because he knew he had no reason to kill the poor dog. People like this poor excuse for a cop belong in jail, not in law enforcement. Rest in Peace poor Moose.

  18. Well let’s face it – gun happy Americans still think it’s the Wild West. Only the other day I saw a photo of an all American family all posing for a Christmas photo holding guns! WTF!
    As for the USA cops – we’ll dogs are just target practice aren’t they. Shoot first, ask questions later.

    • Christopher Jones says:

      Lumping Americans as a whole is poor judgment. Most Americans oppose guns and do not own nor support them. It’s always the most outspoken and repugnant that make the most noise. A segment of this society is exactly as you’ve stated. But it’s a small segment that’s doing the damage. This is not a full national problem. It’s a separatist gun culture problem that needs to be regulated more.

  19. I would like to see the video before I make a decision on the guilt of the officer. If the dog was friendly and not being aggressive then definitely he should be held accountable. But we seem to always jump to guilty immediately after a story is told. Especially when it involves the police, who I personally am glad they are there. Show the video and I will make up my own mind of guilty or not.

    • Christopher Jones says:

      It’s actually the other way around. Far too many people BLINDLY grant the officer the benefit of a doubt and are FAR more prone to take their side on everything. One has to prove to them that the officer has done a misdeed or otherwise, they believe the officer wholehearted, blindly, and always see these cases as the officer getting a bad deal. That’s a flawed, dangerous perception. It’s why the police get away with so much. Perceptions like that. Firstly, even if the dog wasn’t friendly (most dogs are not aggressive at all when they were shot), this doesn’t mean that they dog should be shot dead because of the mere chance the officer might be bitten. The dog’s very life is worth less than the mere chance of a bite? And no one said that the police should not be there. It’s what we pay them for. But that does not give them a open slate pardon to get their adrenaline junkie kicks by shooting animals (and people). It’s that portion of our society that sees them as above reproach that propels these offsenses. There’s more people like you that blindly excuse them and see their word as better than any witnesses than those “jumping to guilty” by far. Again, 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.

  20. IS THIS THE WAY A POLICE OFFICER ACTS??? FIRST SHOOTING AND THEN THINKING??? DISMISS HIM FROM DUTY AND LOCK HIM UP IN JAIL FOR MANY YEARS. NO MERCY.

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