Target: Chandler Chief of Police Sean Duggan and Chandler City Attorney Kay Bigelow
Goal: Hold the police officer who shot and killed an innocent family dog responsible
A 3-year-old dog named Simone was cruelly and needlessly killed by a Chandler police officer, and the family is demanding answers from the police department. Simone was killed in the family’s own yard after it was seen fighting another dog inside a fenced enclosure. Javier Robles, Simone’s owner, expressed his disbelief about the unnecessary shootings: “I don’t see [the officer’s] need to walk 12 feet from the sidewalk to an enclosure and shoot my dog.” Additionally, the shooting was done in full view of Robles’ toddler, who Robles says has been traumatized by the event.
Chandler Police claimed they received two emergency calls about a pair of dogs fighting. When they arrived, they noticed that the dogs were fighting through an opening in the fence between them. One officer could not pull the dogs apart, so the other officer decided to shoot Simone at point blank range. However, Robles is suspicious of this story and says that it is “physically impossible for a pit bull to fit its mouth through that small opening [in the fence],” suggesting that the dogs could not have been doing enough harm to each other to warrant such a violent response from police.
Robles had recorded the entire confrontation with the officers, who refused to explain to him why they shot his dog. Neither officer seemed to be threatened nor injured by the pit bulls. Although an internal investigation is being done on the shooting and the use of force by the officers, the one who pulled the trigger currently remains on duty.
Please sign this petition to make sure that the officer responsible for killing Simone loses his badge and is prosecuted.
Dear Sean Duggan and Kay Bigelow,
An officer from the Chandler Police Department, whose name and details have not been released, coldly and needlessly killed an innocent family dog without reason. The dog belonged to the Robles family, who are deeply traumatized by the event and cannot understand why their beloved pet was shot at point blank range. The Robles have been demanding answers. Why did the officer decide to shoot and refuse to explain his reasons after being confronted by the owner?
Do not let this incident be brushed aside. Police officers get away with excessive force all too often and this case is another incident to add to that incredibly long list. I am asking you to ensure that this officer will be held accountable for his actions and to thoroughly investigate the case. He deserves to be punished for his crimes and the Robles family deserves justice for their pet Simone.
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