Rookie Cop Turns in Animal-Abusing Officers

“Me knowing about it and not doing anything is allowing it to happen, and I can’t be a party to that,” Officer Jermaine Down declared.

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An officer less than two weeks into the job is already considering resigning from his position based on the disturbing practices he says his fellow officers have.  Jermaine Downs turned in two officers after they bragged about shooting and beating stray animals while they were on duty.

At least two officers from the Konawa Police Department in Oklahoma have been placed on administrative leave after Down made allegations against them.  The reserve officer heard the pair boasting about how they killed stray dogs.

“I looked inside the back of their patrol car and I noticed a small white dog,” Down told News 9.

“I looked down and said, ‘Ooh, who’s that little guy?’ and then I’m told, ‘He’s about to disappear.’”

He believes the dog was taken out of city limits and shot to death.  Down says the two talked about other strays they’ve killed, and that one described holding a dog down with his left hand and shooting it with his right.

A week later, Down watched the same two officers corner a raccoon and shoot it several times.

“The animal wasn’t deceased, so they immediately – both of them – brought out their batons and hit it repeatedly until they were certain that it was dead,” Down explained.  “After they had done that, one of the officers had remarked that he had hit it so hard, he caused a bend in his baton.”

 

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Police Chief Richard Finch is singing a different tune, and said, “The raccoon never turned on the officers.”  But he wasn’t there to witness the incident.

“I never saw the raccoon charge the officers,” Down stated.

Finch claims that none of his officers have shot stray animals they find, and notes that some stray dogs have even been adopted by officers and other city employees.  While that may be true, and if so is admirable, it does not disprove the cruelty claims made by Down.

If this the kind of behavior he can expect to see from his fellow officers, and to just have it swept under the rug by higher-ups, Down does not wish to keep company with such despicable people.

“Me knowing about it and not doing anything is allowing it to happen, and I can’t be a party to that,” he declared.

The chief has said that when the allegations were made, both officers were immediately pulled from duty and put on administrative leave.  However, Konawa City Manager Tony Lowery has decided to allow them to work while they are being investigated by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

 

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  3. He should be in line for a promotion with internal investigations. He obviously has integrity!
    I love our law enforcement – and to hear this just breaks my heart. Thank you sir.

  4. He should be in line for a promotion with internal investigations. He obviously has integrity!
    I love our law enforcement – and to hear this just breaks my heart. Thank you sir.

  5. Some of the department head scums will try and cover this up. Oh it’s blown out of proportion etc.. Animal cruelty. This is where it starts and then these minions go out on the street and rough up citizens and do false charges etc.. It’s getting worse with these PIGS

    1. I hope they realize animal abuse is a sign of a very disturbed individual! And if they can do that to a helpless animal how long will it be until they are doing it to a human!

  6. Some of the department head scums will try and cover this up. Oh it’s blown out of proportion etc.. Animal cruelty. This is where it starts and then these minions go out on the street and rough up citizens and do false charges etc.. It’s getting worse with these PIGS

  7. It’s really too bad that one of the good officers may resign. It seems that the root of the problem may be the leadership denying or accepting that behavior.

  8. Wow. Such sick individuals in this world. Sad situation for the officer that was put in such an uncomfortable position but glad he did the right thing.

  9. Wow. Such sick individuals in this world. Sad situation for the officer that was put in such an uncomfortable position but glad he did the right thing.

  10. Thank you for standing up and being a voice for that poor dog that was being beaten. What a rotten cop he needs to be fired. I hope you consider staying and building up a legitimate police force with standards and values. It took a lot for you to come forward and face all of these people and I thank you and admire your courage.

  11. Thank you for standing up and being a voice for that poor dog that was being beaten. What a rotten cop he needs to be fired. I hope you consider staying and building up a legitimate police force with standards and values. It took a lot for you to come forward and face all of these people and I thank you and admire your courage.

  12. This guy would make a great officer. Fire the two officers that bragged about shooting and beating stray animals, all they are, are power hungry POS

  13. This guy would make a great officer. Fire the two officers that bragged about shooting and beating stray animals, all they are, are power hungry POS

  14. This is so disgusting, especially from people were supposed to protect the innocent. Who knows what other type of cruel acts they have done.

  15. This is so disgusting, especially from people were supposed to protect the innocent. Who knows what other type of cruel acts they have done.

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