Kinship Circle: ACT/ K-9 Killers Go To Trial

May 13th, 2008 3:49 pm by Kelly Garbato

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Date: Mon, May 12, 2008 at 4:11 PM
Subject: ACT/ K-9 Killers Go To Trial

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5/12/08: K-9 Killers Go To Trial

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TWO MIAMI-DADE POLICEMEN KILLED THEIR K-9 PARTNERS, IN SEPARATE CASES:

Rondale Brown, TRIAL DATE: May 19, 2008
Alan Cockfield, TRIAL DATE: July, 28, 2008

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Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade County State Attorney
Isis Perez, Assistant State Attorney
Public Corruption Unit
1350 N.W. 12th Avenue Miami, FL 33136-2111
ph: 305-547-0664; Ms. Perez’s secretary, Sharon: sharonstewart [at] miamisao.com
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Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office:

Please accept my comments about Rondale Brown and Alan Cockfield, Miami-Dade police officers who face animal cruelty charges in separate cases.

As you are aware, Officer Brown is accused of deliberately starving his K-9 partner Dynasty, a 4-year-old bloodhound. Sgt. Cockfield fatally kicked his German shepherd, Duke, during K-9 training exercises. He allegedly jerked and battered Duke until the dog became unconscious.

I respectfully ask that both offenders receive the maximum incarceration and fines allowable by law. Please assure Brown and Cockfield acquire permanent criminal records and undergo psychological evaluation and counseling. Both men ought to be barred from personal or professional interaction with animals. Lastly, convicted animal abusers should not fulfill community service orders at an animal shelter, where they’re exposed to vulnerable animals and youthful volunteers.

According to the investigation in Officer Brown’s case, Dynasty weighed a robust 66 pounds in January 2007. By the following November, she perished at 33 pounds, with hollow eyes, bald patches and a wounded paw. Dynasty’s necropsy exposed acute malnutrition and dehydration.

Sgt. Cockfield reportedly fell into a “fit of rage” when Duke barked during obedience drills. The dog succumbed to a “lethally timed heart-disrupting kick delivered by his handler,” the Miami Herald stated. Cockfield’s blow to the heart resulted in Duke’s excruciating and immediate death.

Brutal kicking and prolonged starvation do not qualify as “discipline.” I call upon the justice system to recognize the gravity of violence against animals. Criminologists view the viciousness of an act, regardless of the victim’s identity, as a forerunner to more violence. Even police officers must be subject to penalties commensurate with their actions.

Animal cruelty is a key trait in the American Psychiatric Association’s criterion for conduct disorders. The FBI red flags animal abuse when profiling homicidal criminals and their potential for recurring violence.

Moreover, police officers are entrusted to protect the public. Both accused men display utter lack of judgment in volatile or frustrating situations. Their actions should serve as yardstick to measure probability of repeat offenses. Please inform me of any progress in these very disturbing cases.

Thank you,

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION / REFERENCE LINKS

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MORE POLICE K9 ABUSE! TWO CASES IN MIAMI!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/more-police-k9-abuse-miami-this-time

Miami police officer charged with cruelty in death of K-9 dog
http://www1.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/MI79409/

Duke Didn’t Deserve to Die Like This!
http://www.squidoo.com/Police_Sergeant_Kills_K9

Community Should Fear for Public Safety, Say Experts
http://www.peta.org/mc/NewsItem.asp?id=10278

ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFO FROM: Susan Trear
STrear [at] jdtplaw.com

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