PRESS RELEASE: Official statement concerning protection of canines/dogs
From: The Parrinello Law Firm, LLP
1. Law enforcement officers (“officers”) are frequently called to a residence or business in the normal course of their duties, and many times there is a dog on the premises.
2. Most dogs are territorial, and will bark at anyone coming into “their”
territory, and may become aggressive.
3. Under such circumstances, the officer(s) will naturally prepare to defend themselves, which may result in the unnecessary violent death of the dog.
4. We believe that the rules and procedures concerning law enforcement
officer’s involvement with dogs should be thoroughly and carefully
reviewed to afford protection for the officers and at the same time
protect the dogs.
When: 1:00 p.m. Sunday October 21, 2012
What: Press conference calling for a public (“community town-hall”)
meeting with Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’ Flynn, to discuss a
procedure and/or policy for protecting both the officers involved and any
dogs they encounter.
Where: Monroe County Sheriff’s Headquarters.
130 South Plymouth Avenue
“Civic Center Plaza Upper-level”
Attendees: Teddy Loria, Gary Brockler, and all concerned citizens.
On Friday June 1, 2012, at 11:30 p.m. a car was parked in front of Gary
Brockler’s home. Two Sheriff Deputies Shaun LeClair & Matt Clancy entered into Gary’s property and shot and killed Diablo despite the fact that Gary’s property was well lighted and clearly posted with a dog sign facing the roadway at the beginning (“mouth”) of the driveway which said Diablo was restricted by invisible fencing.
Dictation: To all citizens Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn’s decision to justify the killing of Gary Brockler’s dog (“Diablo”) basically and legally says to all residents of Monroe County; that if you have a dog contained by way of Invisible Fencing; you better lawfully park your car in the street because if not we (“Monroe County Sheriff Deputies”) will enter onto your, well lit and posted, property and shoot your dog if he or she comes running at us and we’ll make the determination, “under Article 35 of the Penal Law to use deadly physical force,” if it’s a threat or not!
History: Loria who is very well known in the community to be an avid dog lover and has been extremely out spoken since the unnecessary and avoidable death of Gary Brockler’s beloved dog named Diablo on Friday June 1, 2012, by Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies Shaun LeClair and Matt Clancy.
Loria has successfully sued the City of Rochester and various members and former members of the Rochester Police Department four separate times in Federal Court back in the 1990’s for violating his civil rights. Loria currently has a 5th, 6th, and 7th lawsuit against the City and certain members of the Rochester Police Department pending in Federal Court.
From: Theodore “Teddy” Loria
Citizens Against Police Brutality & Misconduct.
See Also PROTESTS TO TERMINATE OFFICERS WHO MURDERED DOG
- Lawsuit finds discrepanc
ies in dog shooting incident(Democrat and Chronicle)
- PRESS RELEASE: Group Calls for Termination of MCS Deputies
- Group calls for termination of two deputies involved in shooting of dog (NBC-WHEC)
See Also PROTESTS TO CHANGE SHERIFF'S TACTICS TO PROTECT DOGS