Harmless Dogs Reportedly Shot Dead by Police Deserve Justice

Target: Tom Croskrey, Benton County, WA Sheriff

Goal: Investigate circumstances related to reported shooting of two dogs by deputies.

Body cam footage appearing to show the fatal shooting of two pet dogs has stirred controversy in Washington. Three Rottweilers had apparently escaped from a residence after a door was left open. When the animals were spotted in the neighborhood, authorities were called. Witnesses had seemingly not reported that the dogs were behaving in an aggressive manner. Yet, when the animals were discovered in an empty field by officers, deputies allegedly shot and killed two of the dogs.

The incident provoked outrage for a couple of reasons. For one, the dogs were seemingly shot from about 50 yards away, and the video footage apparently does not demonstrate the dogs posed an immediate threat to the officers. And when the shootings occurred, one of the officers allegedly laughed about the incident and congratulated the officer who had done the shooting. Full, unedited footage has yet to be released, despite the pleas of the dogs’ caretaker.

Sign the petition below to urge full transparency in this controversial case.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Sheriff Croskrey,

The proposed amendments to animal control guidelines are a positive and necessary step. But the incident that compelled this correction–the reported fatal shooting of two dogs by police officers—still needs to be addressed. Members of the public are questioning the actions of involved officers and the level of threat posed by the deceased dogs.

The best defense is transparency. Refusal to release full and unedited body cam footage creates distrust and suspicion. Please show good faith to the concerned citizens you serve by releasing this footage and putting this volatile matter to rest.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Pramod Tiwari


95 Comments

  1. Nena Miller says:

    Why would anyone laugh about killing any animal, especially someone’s dog? So inappropriate. There should be disciplinary measures taken. This is horrible. To whoever called the police, didn’t they know that the neighbor had 3 Rottweilers? I mean that’s hard to miss. Just collect them up and take them home or call the neighbor and tell them.

  2. John Sepulveda says:

    The worst part is the courts are trying to pass laws to protect these officers that think it’s funny to shoot our pets

  3. WHO DO POLICE OFFICERS THINK THEY ARE?? G O D????

    WELL NO THEY ARE NOIT ACTUALLY.
    STOP SHOOTING DOGS FOR CHRIST’S SAKE. THIS HAPPENS ALOT.

    SEVERELY REPRIMAND THIS IDIOT….
    SORT IT OUT.

  4. Thomas A. Garruba says:

    These are officers that want to shoot their guns, which is the last action an officer ever should want to do. This has happened across the country. This type of officer wants to kill, and when an opportunity presents itself they don’t factor in the no one is being threatened or that they are well trained pets, only that an opportunity has presented itself to fire their weapons which gives them a feeling of power. These are dangerous officers, MAKE no mistake about it. They must be fired and sued.

  5. Why did these bloody cops murder the dogs? You want to know why?? I’ll tell you why—-because these gun- happy bastard cops know they can get away with ‘dog murdering’ and because the smug pieces of shit enjoy it. The useless law soon gets off of its arse when it comes to protecting their own. So killing innocent animals for no apparent reason seems to be the norm as the bastards are HIDING BEHIND THEIR BADGES and know they will only get a ‘naughty boys’ reprimand and that is it.
    I have said this before but if these had been my dogs and apparently were causing no threat as they had not long escaped, these pissant cops would be counting their days left on this planet and fuck the consequences.
    And of that, I can wholeheartedly guarantee!!!
    J,W.

    • ZARA BENTON says:

      Well said and I totally agree. They should be counting their days because one day they will pay for murdering innocent animals.
      R.I.P. LITTLE ones. You did nothing wrong these bastards will pay and karma will come to them. Evil, just pure evil. But the devil will have the last laugh, be sure of that.

  6. Enuffs_Enuff says:

    These pathetic excuses for LEO should be fired and prosecuted for this act of cruelty.There is an epidemic of these “pig”LEOs doing this to citizens beloved pets and it must stop.

  7. Gloria stokes says:

    These are officers that want to shoot their guns, which is the last action an officer ever should want to do. This has happened across the country. This type of officer wants to kill, and when an opportunity presents itself they don’t factor in the no one is being threatened or that they are well trained pets, only that an opportunity has presented itself to fire their weapons which gives them a feeling of power. These are dangerous officers, MAKE no mistake about it. They must be fired and sued.

  8. OMG this is overwhelming.Those coos are sociopaths Poor dogs.And dam the people who called the police on the dogs in the first place.

  9. And there are a ton of people out there that think cops are their friends. Maybe the guy that owned the dogs that got killed by the cops thought the same thing. If he did, I bet he has changed his mind after what happened to his dogs. If this guy ever sees a cop on the side of the road in a critical condition, you think he will stop to help the cop? I seriously doubt it.

  10. Dennis Busto says:

    An eye for an eye fits this crime n should be the punishment. Absolutely No Tolerance Towards Animal ABUSERS n Cruelty. Paws Matter

  11. ALL ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ABUSE TOWARDS ALL ANIMALS BY ALL PEOPLE INCLUDING POLICE OFFICERS NEED TO STOP!!! THOSE CRUEL DEPUTIES SHOULD BE SHOT AND KILLED FOR KLINGB2 INNOCENT DEFENSELESS SOMEONE PETS!!!!

  12. Julia Edinger says:

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH… Gloria stokes
    “ These are officers that want to shoot their guns, which is the last action an officer ever should want to do. This has happened across the country. This type of officer wants to kill, and when an opportunity presents itself they don’t factor in the no one is being threatened or that they are well trained pets, only that an opportunity has presented itself to fire their weapons which gives them a feeling of power. These are dangerous officers, MAKE no mistake about it. They must be fired and sued.“!!!

  13. Shooting a dog in my yard would be equal to forfeiting the lives of you and your family

  14. Elease M. Bradford says:

    I’m so sorry these two apparently innocent dogs were shot to death by police officers. They appear to be trigger happy and didn’t stop to investigate whether these dogs were a threat or not. They didn’t seem to care because at least one of them laughed. These officers need to be punished. RIP fur babies and I hope you get justice.

  15. Oh another power hungry idiot in blue, that doesnt know how to use that lump that sits 3 feet above his ass! Gun toting , power thirsty idiot who needs to be removed from the force to gun happy, cant think logically or needs A psych test….FIRE HIM PERIOD HE IS A LIABILITY TO THE FORCE!

  16. Death penalty for this bastard killer,coward! S.O.B!
    Justice for dogs! +RIP

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