Why was the Dog Murdered? sign now

To: City of Redding Police Department (Redding, CA)

We the undersigned respectfully ask the Police Department investigate the "excessive use of force" and "inappropriate shooting of a pet (dog) by a police officer on 07/12/07. The tragic event occurred at Oakmont Drive north of Old Alturas Road in East Redding. The dog had been shot with pepper spray, a stun gun, twice with a 12-gauge shotgun, and "intentionally run over by a police officer in a car twice to stop it." Animal control officers were not given the opportunity to handle/complete the situation.

We believe the police officer inappropriately used lethal force to kill a dog that was not a threat. Animal Control would of captured the dog if the officer didn't interfere. We would like to know the justification for using such extreme force, and why Animal Control was not allowed to do its job! We believe the police officer acted inapprorpiately and should be prosecuted for using excessive force and animal cruelty.

Story here http://www.redding.com/news/2007/jul/12/police-kill-pit-bull-after-it-bites-man/

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Latest Signatures

  • 17 December 201550. Roberta W
    Please allow animal control to do its job. If the dog in question was indeed determined a threat by those appointed to do so (animal control) they would take the approprate steps to insure the publics safety.
  • 18 October 201549. Jennifer W
    I support this petition
  • 23 August 201548. Tracey Watson
    I support this petition
  • 05 August 201547. Sherre S
    because of man's inhumanity towards animals, the wonderful pit's natural tendancies have been distorted and the breed horribly maligned. They are wonderful family members.
  • 28 July 201546. Heather Gibbs
    I support this petition
  • 29 June 201545. Lisa M
    The dog did not deserve this by no means.
  • 24 June 201544. Jim H
    like to know the facts of the case and why it did happen
  • 21 June 201543. Elissabeth B
    I ask for objectivity and empathy
  • 13 June 201542. Amanda C
    I support this petition
  • 06 June 201541. Elizabeth S
    Another case of authority going to someones head. This officer should have let animal control do their job!
  • 13 May 201540. Tiffany W
    That's just messed up...
  • 16 April 201539. Tylyn A
    This needs to be investigated as it was a human shot. Pets are a very important part of our families. The Redding police have a bad reputation for being real JERKS! The community has the power to change their reckless behavior.
  • 18 September 201438. Ginger Case
    I support this petition
  • 01 September 201437. Nichole Boone
    I support this petition
  • 22 July 201436. Angie D
    As someone who works in veterinary medicine, I think many people already have a predetermined opinion of pitbulls because of all the publicity surrounding this breed. When working with an aggressive or scared animal patience and moving slowly is key. Goin
  • 14 July 201435. Kathy C
    apd is just as bad i had a cop come to my home for theft of proparty and he kept his hand on his gun and told me he would have his k9 kill me dog or he would shoot her and she did nothing to warrent his reaction just because she was a pit . she was a grea
  • 04 July 201434. Misty Valencia
    I live In redding,Just around the corner from where this happened.I am a dog owner.This makes me SICK to have someone so close to home do this to an animal..This just goes to show How Idiotic our police department is..They Need to go to special training t
  • 13 April 201433. Michael C
    I support this petition
  • 24 March 201432. Brooke May
    RPD took it way too far!!
  • 16 January 201431. Mario S
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 201330. Miranda E
    I support this petition
  • 13 October 201329. Norma B
    I don't care for pit bulls, but then again I don't care for dumb cops either! Geez where did this guy come from?
  • 11 September 201328. Sandi S
    This over-zealous police officer really stepped out of line and should be strongly made to pay for this error in judgement!
  • 02 July 201327. Heidi E
    I support this petition
  • 22 March 201326. Cindy L
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 201225. Tiffany Koch
    are you sure :(
  • 25 November 201224. Kaarin B
    This is an extreme example of the RPD police officers poor judgement when it comes to decision making.

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Kathrine WrightBy:
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