Target: Michael Hestrin, Riverside County District Attorney
Goal: Don’t let police officer that was arrested for animal cruelty walk free.
A police officer was reportedly allowed to post bail, and may even escape charges, after he was reportedly arrested on felony animal cruelty charges. However, the officer has yet to be charged. The police department has referred to this case as a personal matter and additional information about the cruelty allegedly committed by 42-year-old Anthony Watkins hasn’t been released. Outlets say that the incident wasn’t even disclosed until reporters inquired about it. The only information that police have revealed is that a criminal and internal investigation is underway. Meanwhile, Watkins is set to appear in court in November.
Too often authority figures commit crimes that get swept under the rug and go unpunished. It appears this case of animal cruelty could be no different. That is why it’s up to us to put the pressure on the authorities to make sure this police officer doesn’t get away with being cruel to animals. Please sign this petition to demand that Anthony Watkins face animal cruelty charges and be fired, if he is found guilty.
Dear Mr. Hestrin,
A police officer was reportedly arrested for animal cruelty and was allowed to post bail only hours after his arrest. According to reports, the officer hasn’t even been charged.
It appears that this case of alleged animal cruelty could go unpunished like too many others. There should be no place for animal abusers within the police department. If this officer is guilty, we demand that he be charged and fired from working in a place of authority.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department