Dogs Apparently Killed by Police Officer and Buried at Training Facility Deserve Justice

Target: Maureen T. Platt, State’s Attorney for Waterbury, CT

Goal: Punish police officer accused of abusing and fatally injuring dogs during training exercises to fullest extent if found guilty.

A man who took an oath to enforce the law was allegedly busy violating it instead. Worse yet, this man also swore to protect the victims of his reported crimes. David Rivera, Jr., an officer in a Connecticut K-9 police unit, is charged with cruelty that apparently led to the deaths of at least ten canines under his care.

The suspect operated a dog training facility as a side business, which is where the allegations of cruelty originated. He came to the attention of authorities when several clients reported having their dogs returned in unhealthy and unstable condition following stays at the facility. Many clients noted that the dogs appeared afraid of humans. When a search warrant was obtained, among the items seized were explosives seemingly used in an illegal and unsafe manner to “train” dogs as sniffers. An even more horrifying discovery arose when searchers reportedly found the bodies of ten deceased canines buried on business grounds. Because of these disturbing findings, over 30 dogs were seized from the property and Rivera was prohibited from contact with animals until the case concludes.

Due to the egregious nature of these multiple charges of animal cruelty and Rivera’s standing as an officer, punishment must be stringent. Sign the petition below to urge prosecutors to seek the maximum penalty in the event of a guilty verdict.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Platt,

Dog caretakers often feel that their furry friends are family. When they entrust their family member to another person, and a seeming professional, a breach of this trust is a violation. Multiple clients of David Rivera, Jr.’s dog training business believe this violation occurred. Evidence suggests that the animals under Rivera’s care may have been abused, traumatized, and, in the worst cases, killed.

This man worked with dogs for a living as a police officer, making his alleged crimes and breaches of trust all the more horrendous. Please seek full justice for every possible victim impacted in this case by pursuing the strongest charges and potential sentences.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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103 Comments

  1. Tracey Aquino says:

    This fucking Cunt needs his ugly ass beat and smeared all over the asphalt on a daily ducking basis. Vile, putrid piece of shit.

  2. Joseph Kenosky says:

    Euthanize the people that did this in a very inhumane way.

  3. Ah, no wonder you never hear about the K9s killed by their sadistic, brutal “trainers.” They get buried onsite. Who’ll know? When it’s time for a PR circus though…a police K9 exhibition for the kids…most everyone in the community hears about it. They of course don’t demonstrate the helicoptering and slamming to the ground of the dogs, the serious, hard kicking, etc., to the public. That’s strictly for the tough guys, behind the scenes.
    May all the dogs brutally murdered by “trainers” rest in peace forever once they finally succumb to the seemingly infinite sentence of torture, terror and suffering.

    • I forgot to mention the hanging to unconsciousness done to the dogs, which apparently is a favorite “training” technique.

    • Thank you, Laura. People need to know that

      1). This cruelty is THE RULE

      2) If someone denies that it’s happening, or claims their department doesn’t do it, they are (very experienced) liars. I did the research after experiencing this at my own department, which also lied to me repeatedly (and I kept catching them in those lies).

      This is a tough subject to try to pull out of the closet, where the perpetrators (law enforcement and military) would prefer it stays hidden, and expend a lot of energy, lies and propaganda to keep it there.

      • To borrow from a fairly known quote about vivisectors (animal “experimenters”): “One who won’t hesitate to sadistically harm/kill dogs won’t hesitate to lie about it.”

  4. This is a police officer?? He is an absolute disgrace & should be punished just like any other animal killer.

  5. Pamela Chattergoon says:

    Not surprised. They shoot peoples dogs also.

  6. this is a joke, here we have a lowlife in disguise as a cop doing things that he should be punished for even more severely than the average person. when you take the oath to serve there are no caveats in there about who you serve, and these beautiful animals lost their life at the hands of someone who was trusted. make him pay severely, no mercy just like he showed none to those poor dogs.

  7. Unbelievable-what a disgrace and they wonder why people mistrust cops????!!!!This asshole should be tortured -I’m sure if he got prison time, someone would teach him a lesson….

  8. MICHAEL BAVARO says:

    THIS IS ANIMAL CRUELTY. THIS MAN NEEDS THE SAME TREATMENT AS THE ANIMALS. SEE HE LIKES IT AFTER HE IS DEAD.

  9. Diese Stück Scheiße hat nur eins verdient und zwar das man ihn an den nächsten Baum hängt und verfaulen lässt, dieser Abschaum darf nie wieder in die Nähe eines Tieres und darf nie wieder seinen Job ausüben.

  10. These vile mentally deranged dog killing ,repulsive oinker pig cops must be exterminated.Slow and agonising death is essential for these evil cretins!! OH YESS!!!!!

  11. Maria Lavorato says:

    Maureen T. Platt, State’s Attorney for Waterbury, CT

    I am so appalled! YOU MUST ACT ON THE TORTURE THAT THESE SWEET DOGS GO THROUGH IMMEDIATELY! AS SUE AND LAURA DESCRIBE ABOVE!

    THIS SO CALLED OFFICER IS A SERIAL DOG KILLER AND MUST BE CHARGED AS SUCH. HOPE YOUR LIFE BECOMES A LIVING HELL AS THE LIVES OF THESE LITTLE DOGS THAT WRE ENTRUSTED TO YOU. YOU SICK SICK PSYCHO!!

    PLEASE GET THE MOST AGGRESSIVE MAXIMUM CHARGES SO THAT THIS PSYCHO NEVER COMES NEAR ANOTHER ANIMAL. ALSO, ANYONE AWARE OF, CONDONING THESE TORTURES SHOULD ALSO GET CHARGED TO THE MAXIMUM.!

    YOU HAVE TO START THE EXTERMINATION OF THESE KINDS OF PEOPLE. YOU MUST SAVE ALL THE OTHER LIVING DOGS…..PLEASE THEY CAN’T SPEAK!!!! IF YOU DON’T YOU SHOULD ALL LOSE YOUR JOBS!

    To all the little angels that succumbed to these tortures …I know your are in heaven now. I am so sorry and sad for the pain you endured….

  12. I think monster adequately describes this piece of garbage. I hope to God he is no longer working as a police officer. Would you want to encounter this psycho working as a law enforcement officer! He needs to be in jail for many years and never be allowed to own any animal for life! People like him don’t deserve to breathe the air they need to live. Show him the same mercy he showed to the dogs.

  13. Paula+Long says:

    This SOB needs to be fired, prosecuted and sentenced for animal cruelty. What a sick piece of crap!!

  14. Michelle Stewart says:

    That bastard IS guilty. He must be fired immediately & banned for life from being a cop or a security guard anywhere in the world. He must serve 20 years in prison with no early parole, pay a $500,000 fine, and be banned for life from owning or going near any animals ever again. That business must also be shut down immediately and permanently and he must never be allowed to open any type of business dealing with any animals ever again. Real justice would be to shoot him dead

  15. Jean Burrier says:

    Pure evil incarnate, absolutely no soul with any empathy towards anything. Everything goes in circles, it is the law of the universe. His time will come.

  16. Nothing will bring these dogs back and wish all things that other people have wished on this man. Please if you get a dog train it yourself and let’s make police dog training open to the public then evil SOB like this cannot exist.

  17. THIS COWARD NEEDS TO BE TORTURED AND MURDERED AND THROWN IN THE OCEAN!

  18. He should be fired and not allowed to ever own or be in the presence of any animal for life. His character is dishonest, and violent, cruel and and distrustful. He is the very type of person we do not want in any law enforcement capacity. We have great people in law enforcement and he is not one of them. I even question his right to carry a weapon based on this violent tendency. He should go straight to jail and be punished for these crime. Sad part is this is probably just the surface of the evil crimes he has ccommited that is yet to be discovered.

  19. Jess Hernandez says:

    The misconception about cops is they are law abiding citizens when they are no better than the average person, some are good cops and some are bad cops. No one is above the law, same goes for all of the piece of shit politicians.

  20. Maureen T. Platt, State’s Attorney for Waterbury, CT

    This vile and evil lowlife psychopathic monster bastard pos police officer David Rivera, Jr.who deliberately and heinously tortured and murdering precious and innocent dogs during this monsters vile and evil murdering training exercises must be brought to Justice and jailed for life. Eradication from our planet is what this lowlife evil monster bastard deserves.
    This vile and evil psychopathic monster David Rivera took an oath to enforce the law and was deliberately and heinously torturing and murdering the precious and innocent dogs to death.
    This psycho monster bastard must be eradicated from our planet before this lowlife pos from hell tortures and murders more precious and innocent dogs.
    How many innocent and defenceless dogs has this evil bastard been torturing and shooting to death while this monster was suppose to be a Cop? Kill the evil bastard slowly.
    Burn in hell you evil lowlife animal torturing murdering monster from hell. Die you evil bastard.

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