Police / Dog A55 - Petition...?

(42 Posts)
DoBananasWearPajamas Fri 26-Feb-16 12:38:54

Just seen this petition being shared, www.change.org/p/police-comissioner-north-wales-call-for-inquest-into-case-of-dog-being-killed-by-police-on-a55-road-north-wales

We are calling for an inquest into the case of a dog being purposely run down by police in North Wales (24/02/2016), many people believe this to have been inhuman and are looking for answers from authorities.

We would like to know why such a drastic decision was made and feel it was completely unjustified.

An investigation is required and if the verdict is deemed unruly then necessary action must be taken to ensure any guilty parties are dealt with accordingly

Surely, they realise that the police tried everything they could before resorting to this? at least thats what i think i have read?!

Abed Fri 26-Feb-16 12:41:58

The owner supports the decision that the police made and acknowledges that they had no choice.

I'm not sure what the petition organiser thinks the police could have done TBH.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Fri 26-Feb-16 12:45:27

The case has been referred to Independent Police Complaints Commission so I think the organiser has missed the boat somewhat.

wasonthelist Fri 26-Feb-16 12:46:29

.....been inhuman...

Whilst I am sorry for the dog and the owner, this was a dog, not a human. Inquests are for Humans.

The police have a hard enough job as it is.

Spanielcrackers Fri 26-Feb-16 12:48:03

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-35667017
Perhaps they would have preferred this outcome?

InternationalHouseofToast Fri 26-Feb-16 12:52:23

Banansa, that was my understanding as well. The dog was running around the road, couldn't be herded up, bit a police offider when they tried to grab it and other road users were at risk. Won't be signing - and can you even have an inquest into a dog's death?

PaulAnkaTheDog Fri 26-Feb-16 12:54:37

Ffs...

Sallyingforth Fri 26-Feb-16 12:54:52

No sympathy from me.
The police did all they could to catch the dog, and in the end they had no choice. Blame the dog's owner who let it out onto the road.

StillDrSethHazlittMD Fri 26-Feb-16 12:55:19

Was this petition started by MrsGentlyBenevolent by any chance??

BarbarianMum Fri 26-Feb-16 12:55:40

I think the people who are objecting to the police action in this case are either magic thinkers (there must have been a better solution even though I can't think of one because well there must be) or really think that a few human casulties was a price worth paying. Oh, and the ignorant (should have netted it from a helicopter/used tranquliser darts/sent in the SAS).

DoBananasWearPajamas Fri 26-Feb-16 12:56:12

i tried looking for the other thread on it ,but the search function here is not so great...

PaulAnkaTheDog Fri 26-Feb-16 12:56:56

Some of the comments are ridiculous.

mudandmayhem01 Fri 26-Feb-16 12:57:45

Is there a petition I can sign to support the courageous action of the police officers involved and be thankful this situation was ended with no human lives lost. I am a lifelong dog owner by the way.

IndridCold Fri 26-Feb-16 12:58:11

Cause of death - hit by car. Sorted. Taxpayer saved thousands of pounds on pointless waste of time.

FrogFairy Fri 26-Feb-16 13:00:58

It was sad but unavoidable that the dog was killed.

But given the cutbacks in funding these days, the money this enquiry would cost would really be better spent elsewhere.

whatdoIget Fri 26-Feb-16 13:01:02

I don't think there are such a thing as dog inquests

OurBlanche Fri 26-Feb-16 13:10:11

Oh yes, MrsGB must have started that surely ... oh, no! Twas a Liam! smile

As others have said. Police were saying immediately after the event that it would referred for an inquest enquiry.

A dog is 'inhuman', police actions as 'humane' as they could at that time, in those circumstances.

I wonder, were the police acting in an 'unruly' manner, or was that just the dog?

Too many heart strings, not enough brain cells in action there, I think!

Here's the other thread. I only wish it could be linked to that petition!

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/2578150-AIBU-to-think-that-something-other-than-killing-this-dog-could-have-been-done?

CaptainCrunch Fri 26-Feb-16 13:10:56

i love dogs, but this is a piece of nonsense. They did what had to be done. It needs to be dropped now.

acasualobserver Fri 26-Feb-16 13:14:50

I think the inquest will find it was dogslaughter.

NeedACleverNN Fri 26-Feb-16 13:16:05

Maybe someone should set one up for the police not to be prosecuted over it

DoBananasWearPajamas Fri 26-Feb-16 13:21:51

thanks for the link, i was looking for it but went blind to it

SauvignonBlanche Fri 26-Feb-16 13:23:23

An inquest? Oh FFS!! angry

I speak as a dog owner and dog lover but that's just taking the piss.

Adgefox Fri 26-Feb-16 13:34:09

I am sad for the dog but I am with the police on this occasion, they have my full support.

I am a dog owner, and I believe both officers in the police car were as well. The police officers possibly saved some lives and families from great heartache by their actions.

What would we be saying if a child or driver had been killed colliding with that dog on the road.

Zame Fri 26-Feb-16 14:55:54

The hysteria about this is just ridiculous

UndramaticPause Fri 26-Feb-16 15:07:14

The police have my full support on this, from what I've read they did everything they possibly could. Bloody do Gooders and their petitions

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