Target: Michigan Law Enforcement
Goal: Punish the cops responsible for shooting and killing a harmless dog
Lexie the dog was shot fifteen times by officers who responded to a barking dog complaint. The entire incident was captured on a police dash cam and one of the officers is heard saying, “The only thing I’m gonna do is shoot it anyway. I don’t like dogs. I don’t do snares. I don’t do dogs. I’ll shooting the fucking thing.” The owner’s grandfather, who suffers from dementia, had been looking after Lexie and originally stated that he did not know who the dog belonged to. In response, one of the officers threatened to kill the dog if the grandfather did not bring it inside the house. However, before the elderly man could bring Lexie indoors, the officers shot her four times and defended their actions by claiming that they were attacked by her first. After the confrontation, the officers continued their assault, shooting Lexie several more times while she yelped and cried in pain. Even after being shot multiple times at close range, Lexie was still alive, which prompted the officers to discuss alternative methods to kill her, such as using a shovel or “choking [her] out.” The dash cam later showed one of the officers using a catch-pole to walk the grievously wounded Lexie to an animal control truck.
Unfortunately, Lexie died from her injuries. When a veterinarian examined her body, it was determined that she had been shot fifteen times. The officers are suspected to have shot Lexie an additional number of times after she was picked up by the animal control truck to make sure she was dead. Lexie’s owner has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of St. Clair Shores, the two responsible officers, and an animal control officer for the shooting. Fox 2 News has reported that the police have already conducted an internal investigation on this incident but apparently found no wrongdoing.
Please sign this petition to fire the officers responsible for this heinous act of violence and bring them to justice.
Dear Michigan Law Enforcement,
The officers who shot and killed Lexie the dog in St. Clair Shores do not deserve to be in a position that promises to protect and serve the community. They obviously premeditated this killing and did so in full view of their police dash cams. It makes no sense why these officers have not yet lost their jobs or why they have not been charged for their crimes. They have abused their position of power. I urge you to fire, arrest, and charge these criminals and bring them to justice. If you brush Lexie’s case under the rug, more innocent dogs like her will be killed for no reason, too.
[Your Name Here]
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