Justice for Tame Pit Mix Murdered By Police
- by: Care2.com
- target: Commerce City's Interim Chief of Police Chuck Saunier
Kenny Collins wouldn't have called the police if he knew they would murder his neighbor's dog.
Collins called 911 for animal control when he realized a neighborhood pit bull had gotten loose when his owners were out of the area. He did not intend to cause any harm to the dog; he merely wanted to ensure it returned home safely.
When police arrived, however, they tased the calm dog twice. When the dog understandably reacted to such cruel treatment by fleeing further into the garage, the cops decided its behavior was threatening. They shot the pit bull five times, even after a catch pole had calmed it down.
Tragedies like this could be easily prevented if police training involved better animal treatment protocol, or if police officers kept calm before reacting in similar controlled situations.
Urge Commerce City's Chief of Police Chuck Saunier to take appropriate measures against the cops who murdered this pit bull mix and to ensure officers treat animals with care.
Dear Chuck Saunier,
I'd like to request that the investigation into the death of a pit bull mix at the hands of two Commerce City police officers is investigated with great care. Unnecessary force should never be used in situations where animals are contained or trained, and it's a shame that these two officers did not exercise better judgment when dispatched to the scene. It's regrettable that these instances only seem to be addressed after a tragedy like this takes place.[Your comments here]
I urge you to take appropriate measures against the police officers in question as well as to modify police training with supplementary lessons on animal treatment.