|Barked: Thu Aug 12, '10 3:36am PST |
|Just an update on Bear Bear and the ongoing investigation.
The 2 Facebook Groups have been "merged" into 1 group "Justice for Bear-Bear". (Note the hyphen.) The Maryland State Attorney is now handling the investigation, after Arundel County Police Dept botched it up. The State Attorney just announced yesterday that they most likely will not have a decision regarding charges against the shooter Keith Shephard, until next Monday. Bear Bear's owners have retained an attorney and may pursue a civil suit; it appears Bear Bear's owners might have suffered various civil rights violations, at the hands of the police. There is ongoing investigation into the police officers' abuse of power, including the swift police coverup that was kicked into play. The Bear Bear case has shed light on the overlooked but growing problem of police officers fatally shooting dogs that are innocent and in situations that are entirely unjustifiable. Often these officers receive no reprimand for their actions. Please stay tuned because the outcome of this case is significant as a precedent. On my website www.huskydigs.com, I've provided contact info for the local, county and state authorities investigating this matter -- please contact them to urge a thorough investigation and sentencing for the killer, and keep the pressure on. Originally the police wanted to brush this under the rug but due to the outcry (from social networks, such as this), the issue became too big to ignore. Thanks to everyone who's worked for Justice for Bear Bear.
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