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From 7 September 2007 Issue
Police Officer Accused of Killing K-9 Partner
PLEASE NOTE THIS STORY, BELOW, AND PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, AS WELL AS THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND OTHER APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS. THIS BARBARIC CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR MUST STOP, AS WITNESSED BY THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES OF MICHAEL VICK. THIS HEINOUS BEHAVIOR CANNOT BE TOLERATED, ESPECIALLY IN A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
DUKE WAS A CANINE POLICE OFFICER WHO WOULD HAVE GIVEN HIS LIFE FOR THIS POLICEMAN WHO BRUTALLY KICKED HIM TO DEATH FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER. ALLEN COCKFIELD SHOULD SERVE MAXIMUM TIME FOR THIS CRIME. HE IS A MENACE TO SOCIETY.
"Take Action" to ask State Attorney to seek maximum sentence. Sergeant Allen Cockfield of the Miami-Dade Police Department was recently charged with felony animal cruelty charges for allegedly kicking his K-9 partner Duke to death during an obedience class. Following the incident, the Miami-Dade Police Department suspended Cockfield from duty without pay, and opened an internal affairs investigation of his violent actions. After his arrest, Cockfield was released on bail. With more than two decades of K-9 training under his belt, it is possible that this is just the first time this loose cannon got caught or reported for abusing an animal, or for other inappropriate violence. All too often, police officers get away with breaking the law simply because they are police officers. That is why it is especially important that Cockfield be held accountable for his actions -- just like any citizen who commits murder should be. Sentencing guidelines for third degree felony animal cruelty charges call for a maximum of five years in prison, which is actually a small price to pay considering that Cockfield brutally took the life of his young canine companion and partner for something as innocent as an ill-timed bark. Sergeant Allen Cockfield's trial is scheduled to begin on September 24th. Please write or call prosecuting attorney Isis Perez before then and politely ask that she seek the maximum penalty in the case against Cockfield. Isis PerezPublic Corruption Unit1350 N.W. 12th Avenue, Miami FL 33146-2111Tel. (305) 547-0664
Police Officer Accused of Killing K-9 Partner"Take Action" to ask State Attorney to seek maximum sentenceSergeant Allen Cockfield of the Miami-Dade Police Department was recently charged with felony animal cruelty charges for allegedly kicking his K-9 partner Duke to death during an obedience training exercise with more than a dozen other police dogs and trainers present. Duke barked when he wasn't supposed to, so Cockfield hoisted the four-year-old German shepherd by the leash around his neck and repeatedly kicked him in a fit of rage until he lost consciousness. Duke reportedly died later at a veterinary clinic from injuries sustained during the attack.
SAMPLE LETTER; Your choice-use it,Edit it,cross post it.
Public Corruption Unit
1350 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136-2111
Tel: (305) 547-0664
Attorney Isis Perez.
I am writing in regard to the heinous actions of Sergeant Allen Cockfield of the Miami-Dade Police Department, who in a fit of uncalled for rage, kicked his K-9 partner Duke who barked when he was not supposed to, to death during an obedience training exercise. Duke lost consciousness and died later at a veterinary clinic from injuries caused by the violent actions of Sergeant Allen Cockfield.
I urge you, the prosecuting attorney, to seek the maximum penalty in the case against Allen Cockfield. It is imperative that Allen Cockfield be held accountable for his brutal, inhumane crime of taking the life of a fellow officer of the law. Anything less than maximum sentencing is unacceptable. The violent, unprovoked actions of Allen Cockfield make it very clear that he is a danger to his fellow officers and to the public which he is supposed to "protect and serve".
I have great faith that you, Attorney Isis Perez, will use your authority and power to see that justice is served by imposing THE maximum sentencing in the case against Sergeant Allen Cockfield.
Thank you for your time.
Go on to Poem, rusty little hand-saw
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