Flagstaff Police Dept: Charge Corporal  John Tewes with Animal Cruelty & Torture
  • Petitioned Kevin Treadway, Acting Chiel of Police

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Flagstaff Police Dept
Kevin Treadway, Acting Chiel of Police
Mayor of Flagstaff
Mayor Jerry Nabours

Flagstaff Police Dept: Charge Corporal John Tewes with Animal Cruelty & Torture

    1. Charidy Anaya
    2. Petition by

      Charidy Anaya

      Tucson, AZ

Police officers should be held to the same of not a higher standard!

"Officer John Tewes tried again and again to bludgeon the dog to death, but it didn't die. He then tried to jump on the dog's head and cave in its skull, but that also didn't kill it. Eventually, after some 20 to 30 minutes of trying to kill the dog, he used a hobble, which is like a metal cable, to try to strangle the dog. It took several tries before the dog died.

"Tewes stated that he was thinking that he could not believe the dog wasn't dead yet, and it was the most bizarre thing," the sheriff's office report stated.

He told investigators he didn't ask other officers for advice about other methods because he thought he knew how to do it." (From AZ Daily Sun http://azdailysun.com/news/state-and-regional/no-charges-for-flagstaff-officer-in-hurt-dog-death/article_e4cf7efc-b4cf-5409-b146-fbff31e62b43.html)

"Chief Treadway said that it was already departmental protocol for officers to contact either the animal control officer or the Humane Association shelter's 24-hour animal ambulance to deal with injured animals."

The action of this POLICE OFFICER, Corporal John Tewes, is beyond cruel. He should have contacted another officer or supervisor. Officer Tewes said he has clubbed wildlife to death.... THERE IS A PATTERN of cruelty! Because not only did he do this but there is also an investigation because of threats he has made to his Ex-wife.  IF THIS WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF ANY OTHER COMPANY HE WOULD BE FIRED!!!

 Corporal Tewes must be charged, like anyone else, with Cruelty Charges!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Kristi Robinson MARION, SC
      • 12 months ago

      This crap needs to stop. If the dog was to be put down, then it should have been put down by a vet. Not an asshole, thinking he's above the law cop.

    • Miquela Beggs ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • over 1 year ago

      Fire him, he certainly shouldn't be in a position of power. If the department's policy on dispatching injured animals is this barbaric, the whole department needs help.

    • Mrs Mander - -, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      this is sick

    • Jackie Bradley TUCSON, AZ
      • almost 2 years ago

      No one, no matter what their job title is should abuse animals and get away with it.

      • almost 2 years ago

      We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace. ~Albert Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilization


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