Target: Hallie S. Dixon, District Attorney of Baldwin District County
Goal: Bring officer up on charges for reportedly leaving his dog in a hot car.
A dog was allegedly left in a hot car by the policeman who was supposed to be looking out for his welfare, yet the officer is not being charged with animal cruelty. If he gets away with this despicable crime, it will set a precedence that it is OK to display this type of abuse towards animals.
Police Officer Josh Coleman allegedly left his dog inside his car while he attended a work conference. While he did let the dog out for a short time period, the dog was callously thrown back in the car and left there for the remainder of the meeting. Officer Coleman’s excuse for doing this was simply that he “forgot” about his companion.
Although the police department said they were not filing charges, the District Attorney recently announced that charges may still be filed. Contrary to this news, Officer Coleman has been granted the right to walk free until the case is further looked over.
Sign this petition and demand this officer be brought up on animal cruelty charges. If nothing is done, even more dogs are likely to die in silence without justice ever being served.
Dear Ms. Dixon,
A dog died because his police partner left him in a hot car. Other officers are liable to get away with committing acts of animal cruelty if the officer is not brought up on animal abuse charges.
When Officer Josh Coleman attended a police conference, he made a conscious decision to leave his dog in the car for a majority of the time he was there. Although the officer took his dog to the vet after he realized it had been in the car too long, his excuse claiming he simply “forgot” to check on his dog is pathetic.
Because Officer Coleman “forgot” to check on his companion, the dog endured painful amounts of suffering that was only relieved by death the next day. Not bringing up this man on charges after he clearly committed an act of animal abuse is inexcusable and is just as unacceptable as Officer Coleman saying he didn’t check on his dog because he “forgot” the animal was in the car.
For these reasons, I urge you to strongly suggest to the police department that Officer Coleman be brought up on animal cruelty charges. While it may be true that he honestly didn’t remember to check on his dog, any other citizen would likely not get away with giving the same argument to either an officer or the court.
[Your Name Here]
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