• Petitioned Daniel Juarez

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor of the City of Hawthorne
Daniel Juarez
Chief of Police of the City of Hawthorne
Robert Fager
California Governor
State Rep. Steven Bradford
State Sen. Roderick Wright

Hawthorne Police Department: Investigate, impose sanctions, and issue apology for the shooting of Mr. Leon Rosby's dog

    1. Christopher Lapinig
    2. Petition by

      Christopher Lapinig

      Dorchester Center, MA

The Hawthorne Police Department, Mayor Daniel Juarez, and Chief of Police Robert Fager should conduct a thorough and transparent investigation of the incident involving Mr. Leon Rosby and the police shooting of Mr. Rosby's dog Max, as documented in a video posted on various websites. The responsible officers should be subject to the harshest appropriate sanctions. The department should look into its training protocol and policy for the use of deadly force. Furthermore, the department and the city should issue a formal apology to the Rosby family and award them fair compensation and restitution for their loss. The Hawthorne Police Department, Mayor Juarez, and Chief Faher at a minimum owe these actions to Mr. Rosby, his family, the residents of Hawthorne, and most of all, Max.

From a Gawker post on the incident (http://bit.ly/14ngJz7):

A video making the rounds this evening allegedly depicts California man Leon Rosby being arrested yesterday before police shot his dog to death as he and other civilians looked on in horror. According to Rosby's attorney, Michael Gulden, Rosby was simply videotaping a police action in his Hawthorne neighborhood when cops approached him to arrest him for "obstructing an investigation," a charge Gulden calls "ridiculous." "[H]e was driving by and noticed the police activity and stopped to watch," Gulden told me in an email, "as is common when this type of activity is going on in any neighborhood."



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 7,000 signatures
    2. Hawthorne Police Launch Investigation into Dog Shooting

      Christopher Lapinig
      Petition organiser

      Hawthorne Police Launch Investigations in Wake of Police Shooting of Dog Whose Owner They Had Arrested

      The Hawthorne Police Department in California will be investigating the man they arrested while he was filming police officers at a crime scene (for allegedly interfering with a police investigation) and promise to hold an "administrative investigation" into the actual shooting of the dog.

    3. Reached 5,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • shawn bedran NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
      • 12 days ago

      i have a pitbull and he would react the same way if he felt his owner was in danger, the police have pepper spray and tasers but they chose tho shoot the dog 4 times. ridiculous.

    • Joshua Ellis DURANGO, CO
      • about 1 month ago

      Hawthorne police Officers Christopher Hoffman, Michael Matson and Jeffrey Salmon should be fired, and then tried for police brutality when obviously they broke the law by this shooting. They showed irresponsible behavior which threatens the lives of people everywhere and need to be made an example of. The consequences of brutally executing an animal lover's best friend threatens the lives of the officers above by public retaliation, public distrust and gross irresponsibility. They threaten and intimidate a lawful citizen, and in trying to control him don't tell him to secure the dog. This appears to be premeditated psychological abuse and abuse of power.

    • Andy Monroy FORTALEZA, BRAZIL
      • about 1 month ago


      • 2 months ago

      el policia que dispara no es mas que un cobarde armado

      • 2 months ago

      the police abusing their power


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