Non-Aggressive Service Dogs Shot By Cop Deserve Justice

Target: Janee Harteau, Minneapolis Chief of Police

Goal: Punish a police officer who allegedly shot two non-aggressive dogs and demand better training procedures for all officers.

A recent video appears to show a police officer searching a backyard in response to a burglary call. After several moments, one of two dogs approaches the officer in a non-aggressive manner while wagging his tail, before coming to a standstill several feet away. The officer responds by shooting the dog in the face, and then shooting the second dog in the yard when it panics and runs toward him.

The two dogs, Ciroc and Rocko, are physician-prescribed service animals for the LeMay family in Minneapolis. They are expected to survive their injuries yet the entire family has been traumatized. According to Jennifer LeMay, her 13-year-old daughter had accidentally tripped the alarm minutes before she witnessed the officer shooting her dogs.

The officer’s own testimony claims that the dogs charged at him and that there was an “aggressive action” which occurred off camera that prompted his response. The Minneapolis Police Department is now reviewing his claims as well as the video, yet there is no word whether or not the officer will face any punishment.

Sign this petition to demand that this officer be severely reprimanded if his actions are proven to have been unfounded, and that all officers receive proper training in handling dogs so that this situation can be prevented in the future.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chief Harteau,

A Minneapolis police officer has allegedly shot two service dogs in their own backyard in response to an “aggressive action” which was not captured on a homeowner’s security camera. In the available footage, the officer, who was responding to a false burglary call, appears to draw his weapon on a dog who is approaching in a non-aggressive manner and then shoots him in the face after he comes to a complete halt. The second dog was shot seconds later after it panicked and ran.

These dogs did nothing wrong and did not deserve to be shot. We demand that this officer be punished for using excessive force if found culpable, and that all of your officers be better trained in how to handle any dogs they may encounter.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Jennifer LeMay

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122 Comments

  1. nilda Rippon says:

    This police should be fired from his job and punishment in prisomment this heartless souless is dangerous in world society. Police should be protect the environment and not just shooting defenseless innocent voiceless lives living being. Signed to action now for this felony crimes. Signed abusers should be punished in prisomment for long periods of years!

  2. PSYCHOPATH COPS!!! THAT’S ALL SOCIETY NEEDS!!!! THIS WORLD IS FUCKED, DESTROYED, WE ARE ALL EXISTING IN A EVIL CRUEL WORLD,, DEFENCELESS ANIMALS & PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO SUFFER & DIE WHILST THE EVIL CRIMS GET A SLAP ON THE EVIL WRIST!!! & MOST COMMIT MORE CRIMES OF VIOLENCE & MURDER WHILST ON BALE OR PAROLE!!!!!!!
    WAKE UP JUDGES & THOSE IN POWER!!!! WTF IS GOING ON???

  3. Marilyn Glasgow says:

    Yet another of thousands of examples explaining why these sissypants thugs are my least favourite people. If this is all they’ve got to put a uniform on and arm them to the teeth, then I think we all have to be very concerned for our safety. Poor innocent animals are killed by the thousands every year by these goons. Just because they can.

  4. Death wish for this filthy,animal murdering ,corrupt repulsive yank oinker pig cop.I wish this vile arsehole a slow and painful death!!!!

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