Six-Month Old Puppy Killed By Assistant Fire Chief In Riverside, California
Los Angeles Assistant Fire Chief Glynn Johnson has been placed on administrative leave following his fatal beating of a neighbor's 6-month old dog. Read about this case in the Los Angeles Times here. Watch the news Video on Youtube.
Johnson remains un-arrested, in his
The puppy had to be euthanized because of the degree of her suffering and the fact that she sustained permanent brain damage.
Johnson admitted to the horrific crime which occurred on Monday, November 3, 2008 but is claiming he acted in self-defense. He placed his hands inside Karley's mouth to break her jaw and nose, in addition to crushing her skull via repeated blows to the head with an 11-inch rock. The puppy was so severely injured that she had to be put down just hours after the brutal attack.
Listed below are the addresses and telephone numbers of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Headquarters, Riverside County District Attorney's Office, and Riverside County Sheriff's Office. Please call or write to these officials to demand accountability and justice for this felony to the fullest extent allowed by law.
1. Karley deserves justice for her suffering and death.
2. Karley's family deserves recognition for their emotional pain and loss.
3. The perpetrator needs to pay for his crime.
4. Animal abuse should not be tolerated in a civilized society - especially by persons in high-ranking positions of public trust - and especially by those who may be called upon to help animals at their job.
5. The FBI and behavioral scientists recognize (and have documented) that animal abuse, especially when it goes unpunished, often leads to (or occurs at the same time as) violence against people.
Los Angeles County Fire Department Headquarters
Chief P. Michael Freeman
1320 N. Eastern Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Riverside County District Attorney's Office
4075 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Riverside County Sheriff's Office
137 N. Perris
Perris, CA 92570
Ask for, or write attention to, Investigator Cherie Blossfield
Thank you for speaking up for Karley, and all other animals who suffer at the hands of criminals.