Target: Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko
Goal: Fire police sergeant who allegedly attacked an elderly, harmless man over a door-ding incident.
A 79-year-old has resorted to a lawsuit after an off-duty police sergeant allegedly attacked him in front of two witnesses. According to the lawsuit, the alleged victim parked his vehicle in an empty lot, but came out to find a large truck parked so closely that he could hardly squeeze his bags into his car. His door made contact with the fender, but he says he saw no damage.
Police Sergeant Sean Miller allegedly yelled that his truck was damaged, identified himself as police, and reached into the victim’s vehicle, grabbed his arm, and dislocated his shoulder. The officer then accused him of a hit-and-run. He claims he put him in a twist hold and that he did so because he thought he would leave without giving insurance information. This is no excuse for reaching into a person’s private vehicle and physically assaulting him.
It’s pathetic that a police sergeant can put an elderly man through this misery and still have his job. Demand that the sergeant be fired if found guilty of abusing the elderly citizen.
Dear Sheriff Bosenko,
A lawsuit claims that an off-duty police sergeant attacked an elderly man for hitting his fender while trying to squeeze his groceries into his car. The victim claims the lot was empty when he parked, which suggests the officer parked too close. He allegedly claimed his truck was damaged, then assaulted the victim, dislocating his shoulder.
It’s inexcusable for police to use violence against a citizen who’s no threat. We demand that you start holding your officers responsible and fire Sergeant Miller if guilty of the allegations.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Dave Conner