WARNING – Graphic photo contained showing police officer holding Parrot on the ground.
I’m truly so disgusted by this story that I am at a loss for words.
What I will say is this – when a police officer chooses to be part of law enforcement they take an oath. This oath is a verbal contract binding them to uphold key principles related to integrity, character, honor and trust in service to their community.
Let’s for a moment quickly review what those little words mean in terms of police work.
Integrity – Having strong moral principles
Character – Moral qualities distinctive to an individual
Honor – High respect; esteem
Trust – Belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone
Community – Group of people living together in one place or area
Another part of their oath deals with being held accountable for their actions.
It is my hope, now that this officer is being exposed, that he will have the COURAGE to stand up and take responsibility for the unthinkable act of violence he committed against this terrified animal.
The dog was named Parrot. This was taken moments before Parrot was murdered by the cop. The cop drove his knee into the middle of Parrot’s back while stretching Parrot’s forelegs behind him, as one would do with an armed criminal. Without waiting to determine whether this technique would calm Parrot, the cop grabbed Parrot, lifted him off the ground, and brought him to the top of the concrete staircase. He threw Parrot over the banister, down twelve steps, and onto the concrete floor. Then, the cop stood at the top of the stairs, drew his weapon, and executed Parrot. Aaron, the animal’s owner, cannot recall the number of shots fired. Witnesses state that Parrot was not harming anybody and was simply frightened by the cop.
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