On March 12, an innocent racoon was run over numerous times by police officers from Coeymans Police Department, in Ravena, New York.
Coeymans Police Department is stating "we received numerous calls about a rabid raccoon in faith plaza. The raccoon had attempted to get into the establishment at one point. Our officer's did find the raccoon, but it was not in an area that was safe to discharge a firearm due to the proximity of pedestrians and residences. They dispatched the raccoon as quickly and humanely as possible."
The public demands action against the officers who ran over this innocent raccoon under the false pretenses of 'protecting the public from a rabid raccoon'. There were humane and just ways to remove this racoon from Faith Plaza, but the officers in question chose to publicly and inhumanely torture and kill this racoon.
Justice must be served. The officers must be fired/disciplined, fined, and charged for the crimes of animal abuse within the protocol of New York's animal welfare statutes.